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Fernanda Cortes

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Experience draws many lines into the fabric of our being and the passing of time creates a relationship between these vectors. Humanity as a whole is laden with this network, and this in turn might be translated as a dark destiny. Sometimes I cannot see through this darkness, yet I need to find figures through which presentation might occur.

Using my imagination to create ceramic anthropomorphic forms, I seek to create figures that emerge from an overwhelming emotional density and question whether my subjects are marked by a dehumanisation that I understand to be a general condition. I can only say that they hover in the realm between human and non-human.

Qualities swirl about in this realm, like infusions of light and dark, but invariably they loom in a state of abject otherness. In this state is the quality of a folding of force and emergence, in which questions are emitted.

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