Title: A Mystified Prancer Medium: Assorted Found Materials Size: 74” x 47” x 18“

Gina Herrera – Q1 Art Competition

While my heritage incorporates the Tesuque Pueblo and Costa Rica, my strongest affinity is to nature. While serving in Iraq, amid the devastation of combat, my visceral reaction to miles of mountainous trash heaps, the evidence of systematic yet unconscious destruction of our planet led me to question my own practices. I began to build assemblages out of discarded and natural objects. I am engaged in an aesthetic and spiritual ritual to channel and honor Mother Earth.

I constantly gather materials, finding inspiration in my surroundings. Like a scavenger, I play an interventional role in removing garbage from the landscape, preventing further damage. I am also drawn to natural materials and organic forms. My process is meditative and intuitive. Figures emerge, in gravity defying poses on the brink of movement, alive with possibility. Their haunting spiritual presence reminds us they have not gone back to the earth, but asks us to question the choices we make in our daily existence.

Title:Jaunting for Restitution Medium:	Assorted Found Materials Size:	74” x 47” x 18	“
Title: Jaunting for Restitution
Medium: Assorted Found Materials
Size: 74” x 47” x 18 “
Title:Nurturing the Uncharted Medium:	Assorted Found Materials Size:	78” x 44” x 31”
Title: Nurturing the Uncharted
Medium: Assorted Found Materials
Size: 78” x 44” x 31”
Title:A Congruency of Energy Medium:	Assorted Found Materials Size:	91” x 58” x 32”
Title: A Congruency of Energy
Medium: Assorted Found Materials
Size: 91” x 58” x 32”
Title:A Mystified Prancer Medium:	Assorted Found Materials Size:	74” x 47” x 18“
Title: A Mystified Prancer
Medium: Assorted Found Materials
Size: 74” x 47” x 18“

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