Eva C. Pérez


My sculptures are fired through an ancient technique used by my ancestors, which makes them more meaningful to me. The pieces are hollowed to allow thorough firing and the eyes act as the passage of air that prevents them from exploding. Just as hollowness is the opposite of fullness, the access to the piece's hollowed interior through the eyes serves as a window to the vessel that can be filled with secrets, reflections, feelings, and emotions, much the way our physical body acts as a vessel storing our life experience. As silent witnesses, my sculptures stare at observers, making the onlookers feel that the pieces know everything about them. In my work I enjoy using symbols and images as a metaphorical tool to suggest love, pain, mystery, wonder, companionship, and other feelings.



The Heart Hunter


The Heart Hunter
was completed in 1998. Originally the piece was holding a flower, and then it changed to a branch piercing two hearts stacked on top of each other. The character is also wearing a magician's hat that has been woven together with wire. I wanted to make a different representation of the image of Cupid or Amor (Greek Eros). It was hand built with terracotta and bisque fired.