angelFERNANDEZ
                                                                                                    darthvato@hotmail.com

Artist Statement

I have been creating imaginary organisms for the past fifteen years. I grew up in Delicias, Chihuahua and fabrication was an early inspiration. My uncle was a self-taught engineer and I saw him create fantastic machines. Biological organisms, cancer in particular, have become influential in my work. I lost both of my parents to cancer. Their loss eleven years apart, is devastating and is a primary concern; cancer has redirected the meaning of my work. The forms in Strangely Familiar are mysteriously inviting, and yet they threaten and give the viewer pause. Familiar materials make them approachable, while the meaning of the forms makes them repugnant.