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REGARDING THE ORNITHROPE
2020 allowed me to discover a deeper love of sculpture using polymer gypsum, cold cast bronze, recycled plastics and paper. Through these materials the series of Passarin figures arose.
The figures are molded after the Cliff swallow, a bird that, like me, migrates between Canada and Bolivia. The word Passarin is derived from passerine, a classification for perching birds that have three toes in front and one in the back. Passerine reminded me of the word “pasar” which in Spanish means to go through. The Cliff Swallow and I pass though many conditions and places as we migrate. This travel companion, as it were, allows me to speak of all things migratory in whimsical and poetic ways.
In my work, I seek to communicate with Beauty and its transcendence.
Informed by Plato who wrote, “ The power of the Good has taken refuge in the nature of the Beautiful” and John Paul II who, in his letter to artists noted ”in a certain sense beauty is the visible form of the good, just as the good is the metaphysical condition of beauty” my hope is that the Spirit of good, beauty and truth will infuse indelibly into my work as it seeks to unlock the yearning of the human heart.
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