Virginia Lopez-Anido


The intention of this project was to reference the transition from childhood to adulthood by producing a body of work that abstracts, exaggerates and reinforces certain parts of ‘the figure’. This project alludes to a psychological and emotional remembrance of puberty as an experience that introduced and questioned bizarre forms of the ‘body’.

Each piece in this project is represented like an artifact and like an image in which both negotiate qualities of humor, the uncomfortable and pathos. The combination between the plaster forms and the reconstructed parts/structures furthers some sort of anxiety out of necessity or support. It also refers to the way and the process in which the forms were made. The 2D work/collages in my project act as the portraits to these artifacts. The collages identify the sculptural work in reference to myself and to girlhood.