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Gabriela Galindez
School of Visual Arts in New York, NY
Faculty Sponsor: Andres Janacua

Ceramica Pirata
Ceramic and mixed media
13 x 42 x 10 inches
11 x 38 x 26 inches.

Artist Statement

My work is inspired by Mexico's craft tradition and memories of my parents' video stores in Ciudad Juarez. The movies were American, bought in El Paso. My use of molds and casts echoes how we copied VHS tapes. Cast clay VCRs, which come to sputtering life with servo motors and lights, are accompanied by tapes, hand glazed with traditional patterns. My creative identity reflects a life in both countries – a reality in which a border is a bridge and not a division.