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Elizabeth Peña-Alvarez


Hand built stoneware and porcelain, custom and commercial slips and glazes, oxidation cone 5, ash bed

30 x 24 x 20



I investigate Post-Traumatic Growth by focusing on the dichotomous theme of growth and destruction. PTG is a theory of positive transformation that can be harnessed from life trauma. My visual vocabulary is informed by observations of the natural world, including human anatomy and vegetation. These images are integrated into my biomorphic sculptures, with focal points of meticulous detail, which are hybridized forms of botanical and anatomical elements, invoking transformative and transcendent growth.

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