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Star Spangled Banner mixed media sculpture captures the contradictions and complexities of the American experience. It explores the themes of unity, division, history and the ongoing pursuit of equality and justice. The plexiglass body is filled with discolored parts of the American flag representing the stains and imperfections in the nation's history. These discolored sections serve as a reminder of the struggles and challenges faced by different groups throughout American History. The ceramic head meticulously crafted with intricate metal details, reflect the complexities of the American identity. Flanking the head two stylized ceramic hands hold two torches.
Sculpture:Ceramic on Ceramic
Size:15 W x 35 H x 14 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships in a Crate
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Handling:Ships in a wooden crate for additional protection of heavy or oversized artworks. Crated works are subject to an $80 care and handling fee. Artists are responsible for packaging and adhering to Saatchi Art’s packaging guidelines.
Ships From:United States.
Aimee Perez was born in Havana Cuba in 1955. She left for the United States when she was twelve years old with her family through the Freedom Flights and grew up in Miami in Cuban immigrant community. As a young adult she won honorable mention in the Gold Key Scholastic Awards in painting and several honorable mentions as she continued her pursuit of the arts during her college years. In 1989 she moved to Mexico City and continued painting and exhibiting with Cuban and Mexican artist. In 1997 she was invited to participate as a guest artist in the studio of Mexican sculptor Jose Sacal and it is here she begins to work for the first time in 3D with clay. She returned to Miami in 2006 and continued her work winning several awards for her figurative ceramics in the state of Florida. Perez has been praised for her command of gestures making her sculptures expressionistic and powerful which combined with the juxtaposition to found objects creates an organic symbiosis. She says her work is her voice, a dialogue with the observer and simultaneously a self-exploration. Her work can be found in many private collection in the United States and Mexico and in permanent collections including Florida International University Honors College Collection and The Bennett Women Collection, Texas Her studio is in the Bird Road Art District in Miami, Florida an area with more than 50 artists studios and become one of the hot spots for Cuban and Latin American Art.
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