Feb 26, 2009

Missing in action

I feel bad for not giving little care to my blog but my wedding is few weeks away and it is keeping me extremely busy, however I have been working off line for few minutes at day, not enough time to do online video and chat, sorry. I also have been working on my new, totally improved Statement and Biography but I still need a little more feedback to see if I'm missing something or can be done better, this is the draft with the corrections I have done so far, what do you think?



Statement

The Ancient Mesoamerican and Pre-Columbian Art gave is the substance of my style,. The female figure is the center stage in my compositions, and her curves richly decorated representing Goddesses with voluptuousness and plentiful sexual allure. I also have an appreciation for a wide variety of birds, symbolizing fertility and power gracefully. My sculptures characteristically use a vocabulary of assembled flat panels with appended simple forms created with terracotta, generally as high relief mosaics strategically assembled.


Biography

Sikiu was born and raised in Barquisimeto; cradle the heart of the arts and crafts industry of Venezuela. She grew up in a region heaped of arid landscapes and natural clay deposits, where she frequently extracted the best terracotta to build her sculptures. Her formal art education started at the local Fine Art School "Martin Tovar y Tovar" (where her father has been a ceramic teacher), at first as a three-years-old until she was mature enough for adult courses, all this time at At the age of three, she enrolled for classes at the local fine art school, "Martin Tovar y Tovar" where her father worked as a ceramic teacher. Once ready for adult classes the school gave her the opportunity to explore a broad variety of mediums and learn from master instructors.

While in Venezuela, Sikiu's family encouraged her to pursue a diploma; she did not have the desire of being an Art Teacher, therefore she acquired an Advertising and Marketing degree that certainly gave her a lead in the Art Market. Despite the challenges of being a young single mother in a machista –dominated by men- country, the following years she successfully commissioned works for architects, Interior Designers and private collectors. Her name can be found in uncountable locations: restaurants, resorts, businesses and homes.

In early 2001 she moved to The United States calling home to Bozrah, Connecticut, where she built her ceramic studio and is recently an active member of the Connecticut Sculptor Society. She also collaborates on different online sources for artists, especially for those whom Spanish is their primarily language and are pursuing an art career. She thinks there is not sufficient specialized information to help Hispanic Artists and this is a good time to give back all what she learned.

Feb 12, 2009

Slater Museum

I have been accepted in a Juried Exhibition at Slater Memorial Museum. I am thrilled, amazed, walking on clouds and still can't believe my luck. I'm pretty confident of my work but there it was a lot of competition, all the other pieces were simply amazing, for me being the new kid on the block made me feel concern about being accepted for the exhibition then I got the acceptance mail yesterday and have been jumping since then.

The reception will be held on Sunday Feb 22 from 1-3 PM and the exhibition will be open to public until April 2

If you are a museum lover you can't miss a visit to Slater, it is absolutely gorgeous, my daughter is so lucky to study at NFA having this museum as part of the school.