Xuaca Sculpture and Spirit Drawings No.1 and No. 2
Lost Wax Cast Bronze. Framed Charcoal Drawings on Fine
Heavyweight Arches Paper
Nature infuses this work. Willow, palm fiber, coarse cloth the artist modelled and directly cast into the wax so it would combust in the kiln and create a unique texture. The transformation by bronze gave it structural strength. The charcoal drawings represent after-images of consciousness or spirit.
When distressed over a loved one's passing, the artist looked for guidance among indigenous death or remembering rituals. These and other rituals of her experience--that had made her feel deeply present, interconnected, and rooted in the land--compelled her to create this lasting work of art.