has been creating art for many years, but it wasn't until three years
ago, after going through a life altering crisis, that she literally
"turned her hand" to sculpting and discovered her great passion.
All of Victoria's prior incarnations as a painter, potter, printmaker,
and jewelry maker prepared her for becoming a sculptor. She believes
that the years of exploring various mediums and the recent focus on
sculpture as a coming together of all the threads of creating she has
spun through the years.
Born in Brockton, MA but raised in New York City, Victoria knew from
age five that she wanted to be an artist. She pursued her dream by attending
the High School of Art and Design and majoring in art at Hunter College.
After college, the dream of being a full-time artist took a detour and
a backseat to the realities of life and relationships. Throughout the
detour she continued creating art.
Three years ago she began studying sculpting and bronze casting with
sculptor, David Cumbie. In this short space of time, Victoria's career
as a sculptor has blossomed. She creates sculptures on two parallel
tracks: 1) traditional portraiture and figurative work and 2) conceptual
Victoria's conceptual work reflects her fascination with the notion
of "psychic wholeness" and how the inner world of our psyches
and the outer world of society impact on achieving this wholeness. In
her sculptures, Victoria's fearless use of recognizable idealistic icons
and images disintegrate in front of the viewer, yet form, uncomfortably
new and powerful combinations. Various sections of her pieces intrigue,
pulling the viewer in close range and then surprising us with her social
commentary on the contemporary human condition.
Disarming and thoughtful, Victoria's work explodes traditional western
classical beauty with underlying currents that prod the viewer into
reevaluating stereotypical situations of men and women today.
Victoria work has been exhibited in several juried shows, group exhibitions,
and twice been selected to participate in the 1st Thursday events at
the Orlando Museum of Art.
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