Modified: Saturday, July 20, 2002


Stylistically, the images that have been most inspiring to me are Cycladic figures and pre-Columbian imagery of Mesoamerica. Both are stylized and give only a minimal amount of information or indication of the human form. There is something of the human element that can be understood in these figures and at the same time they command a certain amount of attention or reverence.

My sculptures are hand built abstracted figurative forms. They are not defined as male or female. The intent of my work is to engage the viewer. Contemplation and interaction are what I would like to inspire. In my work a situation is set up in which not all the answers are given. It is my intent to have people engage in a thought process, one which makes them look inwards to their experience in order to interpret what they see. My hope is that the viewer will stop, reflect, and walk away feeling they have understood or connected somehow.

Susan Elizalde-Holler