Ofelia M

 

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My work is highly influenced by Mesoamerican symbolic depictions of the spiritual world. Often in ancient cultures the spiritual is reflected in the observation of nature. For example the winged serpent, associated with the deity Quetzalcoatl, is a combination of two opposites to compose a balance and transformation from the deepest part of earth to the heavens. They stylized their figures and used a combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design to communicate important aspect of life.
Remedios Varo, Leonard Baskin and Gustav Klimt, are continual inspirations, specifically Varo’s depiction of surreal dream images that incorporate an amalgamation of mythic and scientific symbols. Cross cultural mythos is a common underlying theme in my work; like mythologies I seek to explain or rationalize one or more aspects of our world by focusing on the mental and spiritual aspects of the self as it relates to and is impacted by ones surroundings.

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