AN EVOLVING STORY
“There is always a story about your artwork. The story includes the source of the inspiration and the process of creating each layer. My work tells a story of the natural world, dreams and the wilderness. My work is about a journey of life, chapters are marked by a series of work. Survival in the desert wilderness requires disguising as a mirage. Or a strong light that guides our walk.”
– Larry J. Ortega
Four times a year we conduct an Open Studio Tour where we show the work of Sandra and Larry Ortega and open to the public. We react spontaneously to studio tours. Reach out to us and we can see how to facilitate your visit.
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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.