Artist's Website: http://www.esperanzaalzona.com
My work in sculpture focuses on representations of concepts and qualities of humanness — the characterization of certain universal emotions, sensations, thought processes, the embodiment of self-identity and manifestations of spirituality. Having a background as a professional dancer, choreographer and competitive athlete, I am used to employing the language of the human body as a means of creative expression, and my inclination in sculpture is to use aspects and parts of the human anatomy to convey ideas in physical form. Working primarily in metal renders a certain weight and material presence that I find particularly engaging. Seeing my work I wish the viewer to find resonance and relevance of “being human” as I explore and express in physical form various aspects, abstractions and iterations centering around the mind-body connection and the human experience.