everyone is fallen except us fallen…
Monica Martinez’s vibrant forms were created at the University of Manitoba School of Art Ceramics Building.
The creation of the forms took months of painstaking labour where the process of making became as important as the finished fired forms. This durational work consumed Monica’s life as it continued hour after hour, day after day right up to the night before the first installation. Her mind’s constant processing of the images, readings, and her own inherited memories of the 1973 Chilean Coup as well as the resulting diaspora would at times interrupt the repetitive making. The powerful and unexpected emotions conjured by the very act of forming the sculptures disturbed Monica so deeply that she would cease working for days, but the need to finish compelled her to deal with the past and the present.
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