Objects for the Ofrenda: Soul Vessel #1


A unique gift for the home. A small sculpture created to emit a palette of bioluminecent like color and light. One of a kind piece from local artist, Larry Ortega.

Art for the Soul

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Art for the Soul

After a year-long sabbatical, I finished this small sculpture. It had been hiding in a box, waiting for its story to unfold. I always knew it was going to become art for the soul. A column of fire and clouds fuse two burlwood pieces. The column is like an island with a water well that is never depleted, always full of clean and living water from desert springs. Objects for the Ofrenda: Soul Vessel #1 is a one-of-a-kind piece. Wood-Resin-Steel. Comes with UV light. 


Symbols have the power to inspire. The circle represents wholeness. The burlwood killed its host, its jagged and pitted surface is in stark contrast to the smooth and glass-like surface of the solidified liquid column. Fusing them connects to the power of the universe. Old things become new. Healing and restoration have been underlying themes when working with twisted and pitted wood. The act of filling the holes with resin feels like a fetish. 
My first art show was in the fourth grade. “Draw Your Soul” has become part of my aesthetic. Sculpture for the Ofrenda represents smaller pieces crafted with resin, steel, and wood.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 12 in