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Gina M.

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Memory Mascot, 2016 Ceramic, Repurposed Door 80 X 24 X 14 Inches © Gina M. Fernandez
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Ain't Gonna. Don't Wanna. Don't Have Ta. Can't Make Me., 2015 Ceramic, Wood 18 X 19 X 17 Inches © Gina M. Fernandez, 2015
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Hanging Bare, 2015 Ceramic, Bows 62 X 36 X 24 Inches © Gina M. Fernandez
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La Surprise Finale, 2016 Ceramic, Found Objects, Encaustic, Digital Photography 14 X 19 X 16 Inches © Gina M. Fernandez
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Family Circus, 2016 Ceramic, Found Objects, Encaustic 24 X 40 X 30 Inches © Gina M. Fernandez, 2015
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Soul Circus, 2015 Ceramic, Found Objects, Oil Paint 19 X 19 X 19 Inches © Gina M. Fernandez, 2015
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Hanging Bare, 2014 Ceramic 62 X 36 X 24 In © gina M. Fernandez 2015
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Quick Facts
Works in
ceramics, photography, assemblage,
Schools
FIDM, 1984, AA
Pasadena City College, 2015
Tags
collage art mixed-media painting photography, sculpture, digital
Statement

Artist Gina M. hails from a funky and creative family.  In the 70’s her parents owned a puppet theater in California where weekends were spent developing shows, building puppets, and hosting birthday parties.  Creativity was a way of life. Her anthropomorphic affinities began early during this childhood raised by puppets and their puppeteers.

These unique life-events mix simultaneously with her societal observations to inform her art, recording the significance of memory and mortality, self-reflecting on the dread of the aging process and the image-altering effects of gravity.

Each piece in the series ‘Lost Not Forgotten’, by Gina M., possesses a surface innocence and non-threatening nature, to draw the viewer in, whereby a deeper meaning or message emerges. The collection consists of hand-built high-fired ceramic teddy bears, toys, and puppets in different stages of decomposition where iconic images from her childhood become lost objects, misplaced opportunities, and distant memories.