Following her views on conserve and reuse old materials, Lourdes has used clear bottles and jars to build this REDS.... Read More
Following her views on conserve and reuse old materials, Lourdes has used clear bottles and jars to build this REDS. Part of a sustainable and intriguing new line of work, she adds other materials, on this case enamels to bring color and plexiglass as a base for the kiln formed shape. Heavy texture and unexpected depth are a few qualities of this sculpture. The warm, tactile nature of Reds invites viewers to touch and explore each part of it. Reds was made in various steps and several kiln visits. Glass jars and bottles were fired at 1470 F with added pigments of red color in only 2 of them. Assembly on plexiglass base was done by positioning previously fired items on the chosen places and cutting them for final adjustments. Attention is given to creating dramatic undulations and small voids. The long process finally reaches an intriguing result!