International Sculpture Center

   

 

TOMAS RIVAS
tomasrivas.com

Museum Vanity, Wall carving, marble, and lard, installation view, 2005.

This body of work investigates the relevance of drawing by addressing linear perspective, visual perception, and ornamentation. I question the representation of space and its cul­tural understanding by presenting linear per­spective outside of its normal context and reversing its normal function. My work also explores Western conventions and traditions by revisiting the original meaning of ornaments through their transformation from pet­rified/stony patterns back into natural, organic forms. The nature of pattern and ornamenta­tion, as bearers of meaning and pure visual pleasure, becomes the main theme that organizes my work.

University of Notre Dame
Faculty Sponsor: Austin Collins