Small Beings outside the Square (Set of 5)Yelitza Diaz
Ceramic, wood, acrylic paint on Wood
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
12 " h x 48 " w x 3 " d |9 lbs. 0 oz.
Part of Yelitza's signature series of Small Beings. Five figures triumphantly sit atop square blocks. "This sculpture represents the square as an oppressive box, which forces man to confine himself to an order of earthly perfection, forces him to mental confinement and voluntary isolation," says Yelitza. "Work is what matters and your personal space inviolable. Man, as a universal being, comes out of that square box and mocks it, giving meaning to his life, going beyond his own understanding to achieve spiritual harmony and happiness." The small beings are made of ceramic painted to look like bronze and placed on painted wooden squares. Each piece measures 12" x 8" x 3" and hung 2" apart, totaling 12"x 48" x3".
Mauldin, South Carolina
Born in Venezuela, Yelitza Diaz’s life has been wrapped in the arts since childhood. She founded a gallery with her husband, who is also an artist, and was successful for many years until the crime and corruption in the local government became unbearable. They now live in South Carolina, where she makes art that explores human existentialism and the political and social developments of her native country. Her sculptures are made with ceramic techniques using a minimalist contemporary style. Fun fact: Yelitza designed the town seal for her native Municipio Falcón in Venezuela.
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This is a powerful piece and means so much to both of us as I purchased it for wedding anniversary, and we have both been through so much as a couple. Thank you for creating such a beautiful piece that makes me feel so incredibly good every time I see it!- W Strelow
Thanks for a great, thought provoking piece. I see it everyday on my way out of the house. You can start a new day just hanging on, or climbing into it instead!- M Lynch