This artwork was inspired by the difficult political-social situation experienced by the country of Venezuela. The unsuccessful efforts of beings to recover freedom and survive the multiple conflicts, inspire me with the idea of escalation, progress, and hope to go constantly towards the triumph of the human being.

My Small Beings are made of ceramic painted to looks like bronze. They are mounted on a solid wooden panel that is painted green. On the back there is a dentate hook for easy hanging.

- Yelitza Diaz

Climber on Green Hope B.

Ceramic, wood
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

30" h x 9" w x 3" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



Yelitza Diaz
Mauldin, South Carolina

Getting to Know Yelitza

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.