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Gina Herrera

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Birthplace
Chicago

Works in
California

Website

Schools
University of the Arts, 2012, MFA
SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), 2002, BFA

Tags
sculpture, conceptual, abstract, installation, mixed-media, environmental, recycled, organic

Artist Statement

During my creative process, I allow unconventional materials to dictate my method of construction, transforming trash into a symbolic tribute to nature.  By manipulating found materials into various forms and possibilities, I want each sculpture to pay tribute to Mother Earth as a living being.  As I am working, I sense her depressed state and loneliness as we are burdening her with more trash to digest.  This inspires me to show garbage as a living being, just as Mother Earth is alive, and which evokes a haunting spiritual presence.  Each solitary sculptural being questions our connection with our surrounding world and our daily existence.  Thus the humble discarded objects they are made from are not to be forgotten, but act as a continual reminder of what we are imposing on Mother Earth, which will forever haunt us. 

Recent Exhibits

Gina Herrera participated in these exhibits:

May, 2013 Radical Stimulus
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
 
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