Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Journal 9 By Alec

     Out of the profiles I have read so far in Callings the best is Olga Ayala is a Nuyorican artist who grew up in the heart of Spanish Harlem. She is a graduate of The High School of Art & Design in New York City where she received most of her formal artistic training. The art bug bit a very young Olga, one day, during a weekly family shopping trip. What sparked her fascination was watching her mother draw a really good Mickey Mouse on the back of their grocery list "I mean a full fledged Mickey Mouse, not a stick figure with circles" (Isay 82). From that day forward, her passion to be an artist was unquenchable.
These are some of Olga Ayala's sculptures 

 Over the course of her creative years, Olga has gone through various periods of artistic experimentation and inner self-discovery. Those journeys gave rise to a unique body of work that not only captures her rich cultural spirit, but also reflects her light-hearted and sometimes quirky sense of humor. Her pieces span the functional, wearable, fine and figurative arts. She believes that art should be something you can touch and interact with whenever and wherever possible. In 1997, Olga discovered polymer clay and has since been working exclusively with this medium. Her pieces employ a variety of polymer clay techniques as the core material and as accents in her overall body of work.

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