Georgina Flores. Artist

Contemporary artist working across mediums, exploring the issue of man vs nature. The Riverside native has pursued the practice and study of fine art since early childhood. In 2015, she graduated Cum Laude, earning her BA at University California Riverside with minors in Art History and Education. She has shown in several group and student shows, including the UCR 2015 Senior Exhibition, and the Riverside City College 2013 Student Exhibit.

 

Eagles Mural, 2007, Valley View High School, Moreno Valley, CA.

As an artist, I am inspired by connections both physical and metaphysical. I seek to represent these connections in my work, that others might consider and reflect on their own connections. My process involves research, sketches, and note taking. When I get an idea for a piece, I pick it apart to find out what is behind it, what it means, and ways to bring it to fruit. Once I have gotten to the core, I research. I choose medium based off of my vision and depending on the project I sometimes add or eliminate certain materials.
I am currently at work on a series of sculpture made from plastic bags. The pieces function as a critique on recycling, while uncovering connections between man and nature. I sought to make the viewer reflect on the fact that though plastic bags are often reused, they still ultimately end up in a landfill, contributing to pollution. The series is loosely connected to my previous earth works, both centered around the environment and bring about the question of our relationship to nature. 

Form in Plastic
Form in Plastic

plastic bags thread

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Arrangement in Plastic #1
Arrangement in Plastic #1

fused plastic bags thread

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Arrangement in Plastic #2
Arrangement in Plastic #2

fused plastic bags plastic bags zip ties rebar

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