Mata Ortiz


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About the artist...

My work is conceived as a concept/metaphor and presented as abstract, porcelain sculpture. Most of my work is unglazed, allowing the translucency of the porcelain to dominate, while light and shadows add subtle depth.  I work minimally using only those parts necessary to complete each form. Tension is created in each piece using contrasting elements like black/white, smooth/rough, hard/soft, and organic/architectural. Repetitive forms add strength to my work.  I am continually inspired by dance, music, shape, and form. I work directly with materials without a preconceived plan in a series of approximately ten to thirty pieces.  Through investigation, exploration, and evaluation, each new form leads me to the next construction.  This “discovery” provides excitement, fulfillment, and feeds my passion.

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