Medium & Message: Light
“Do you have a story about the dark? The dark can bring fear. It can also bring spiritual comfort. “My art explains my life. My life explains my art.” The desert is evocative. As a consequence it permeates everything including my dreams. My work is about following a Light in my journey of life and illuminating darkness. Flourishing in the desert requires being guided by Light.”
– Larry J. Ortega
Twice a year we host an Open Studio Tour. Our studio/home is our gallery as well. The garden areas, have become gallery space where we show the work of Sandra and Larry Ortega. We react spontaneously to studio tours. Reach out to us and we can see how to facilitate your visit. We are in the studio daily. Evenings are always a special time to visit during the summer. Our Soiree events are part of the Open Studio Tour.
Soirees are an “art-centric events”. They have evolved into a hybrid event, first as an event for small gatherings due to the pandemic. The gatherings got larger over time as more proffesional creatives discoverd the hidden in the hills location in Central Phoenix. Much of our home becomes a gallery. Our three studio areas become gallery space for display . our latest creations and experience a desert evening starting at sunset.
Soirees are invitation-only. They are always “art-centric” evenings accompanied by food and libations. Our panoramic views show the lights of the valley, nestled in a natural desert canyon of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.
We do not sell your name. We do not accept Patreon or PayPal contributions. We support our events by the sale of art. We began hosting other artists as we have expanded outdoor garden areas into art installations.
Sign up on our website for an invitation to an event. Currently open to professional creatives, their partners, and our collectors. We stage these art-centric events for the evening. Always about Food-Fashion-Music and Art.
Objects of Light
A collection of one-of-a-kind work.
Each piece is carefully crafted using translucent layers of rare earth elements. Each series is a limited edition.
The Art of Movement
October 20, 2021
“The Art of Movement” is my latest series. Each piece is handcrafted and one of a kind. The translucent layers are filled with thoughts, prayers, observations, and revelations. The light exudes through what appears as sharp and spikey tentacles. A full spectrum of color softens as they discharge their light in the dark. The art of movement is captured in each piece of this series. The movement of light waves flows within the pieces. The shape of the work changes as the spikes and sharp edges contrast the dark against the light. Each type of wave moves at a different velocity.
A limited-edition. One of my just-released series of 5. 4 are available. Choice of the bases including cast concrete cores.
October 20, 2021
Light waves illuminate a path to aim for. The Drop expresses the beauty of color dancing with an ocean wave. The Drop brings back frightful memories and why speed was so important. Riding light waves is much different than ocean waves. The form cuts through the dark of the night effortlessly.
Moving at the speed of ocean waves. The two-piece series The Drop and Off the Lip portrays the art of movement through my experience of surfing ocean waves.
At times terrifying, at times gratifying. Even the atheist calls on God. There are 5 related pieces. Most pieces are wall pieces. Strong luminescent properties with a tropical color palette.