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Luz Erika Chick

 

 

FIREWORKS CLAY STUDIOS Luz Erika Chick One of my goals in producing art is to reach an understanding of why it is important for a society to be reminded of dramatic events and to explore the significance of recreating such moments. In my art practice, I have used my childhood memories, which have been affected by the civil war in my country, Colombia.
I use allegories to portray my generation’s experieneces during childhood and adolescence, while our society was being battered by terror and violence. In retrospect, I have come to understand that we did not realize how bad things were. Our childhood resulted in the belief that violence and upheaval were normal. Now, after living and experience an environment of security, free from crime and corruption, one is able to reflect on those childhood memories. I would like to challenge spectators with these memories and remind them that war and violence, with all its visible and invisible consequences really affected my country and is still happening, and still damaging the lives of children in many parts of the world today.
My figurative ceramic sculptures are two beings in one. The bodies of the figures are puppets, which are dressed and decorated as dolls and intended to draw the connection to childood. However, what the heads represent are the victims of the violence, their gestures revealing their pain and anguish. One of my main aims is to create awareness of the injustice of children living through war while another is try to come to terms with, or at least better understand what I experienced as a child. erikafchick@yahoo.co.uk