Armory Arts Week Edition Featured Artist: Gina Herrera
Gina Herrera, Supernatural Forces, Discarded Ingredients: collected trash from surrounding area
including agricultural non-biodegradable foam containers, pvc pipes/connectors, rebar, cloth, papier-mâché
and covered with cow manure, 79 x 48 x 20 in.
"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... 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."
Gina Herrera studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and received her MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, and has exhibited nationally, most recently in a solo exhibition at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in Philadelphia. She lives and works in Bakersfield, CA. For more information please visit: www.ginaherrera.com