Ada Pilar Cruz
PORTRAIT OF SAFWA, from Desasosiego series
Wood fired ceramics
The figure from the series, Disquietude, is a portrait of a young girl/woman who had been my student in 1990. I have tried to capture her as I saw/understood her to be at the age of 13: proud, curious and vulnerable. The figure should blend with the environment to give the illusion that as audience/viewer walks the grounds the figure will seem to suddenly materialize on the spot she stands. Footprints, which are hidden in the surrounding grasses are reminiscent of images of footprints of the Buddha. While they are meant to invoke or imply spirituality to the figurative work, they are not meant to be specifically religious.