χρόνος (Khronos) translates to time. In Greek mythology, Khronos was the son of earth and sky, titan of time, and father of the Olympian gods. A prophecy foretold that one of his children would eventually over throw him. Fear corrupted Khronos and he devoured his children.
The story fascinates me and I see it as a metaphor of how time devours all things. What ruthlessly drains the stars, grinds mountains and consumes all flesh? Time. Never satisfied and forever consuming the future through the jaws of the present, we cannot escape it. Nor can we master it. When captured, it slips through our fingers. It will tear its teeth into all things until the end of time.
I wanted to begin with the figure and break-away to a somewhat impressionistic treatment of the clay while exploring a more interpretive representation of the narrative.
Clay for bronze
26" x 16" x 11"
This is a portrait of Stella Blanca depicted as an Aztec Queen. While developing this portrait, I was inspired by listening to Stella’s story and heritage. The Aztec people ruled south central Mexico over 500 years ago. They called themselves the Meshica. The Meshica rulers adorned their heads with elaborate headdresses made of rare quetzal tail feathers and gold. Though the Aztec civilization came to an end, much of their art and culture lives on today in the Mexican people.
Creation of Adam
43 x 15 x 14”
110 x 38 x 36 cm
The Creation of Adam is an interpretation of the biblical Adam. I wanted to use écorché to interpret the dynamics of human volition. The power of our choices not only affect us in the physical reality, but also the spiritual; not only ourselves, but also those around us; not only the here and now, but also the generations that follow. We have an incredible responsibility as humans and individuals to society and the world around us.