In 1971 I discovered my love of clay. I began by using clay to create all the usual pottery pieces one would expect. Clay just seemed to be the right medium that allowed me to explore and be creative in a very direct way. Whether it is making a teapot or a bowl, or working with slabs of clay and sculpting images on tiles, I found myself completely mesmerized by the process.
But, after 40 years of working with clay, I became restless and wanted to explore something new and became interested in painted paper collage. Spontaneity and serendipity about sums up my style. The collages I create are abstract but I always seem to find a landscape looking back at me. It makes so much sense since I love to be outdoors and have always been deeply inspired by nature. I’m especially fond of sunrises and sunsets, and all manifestations of the sky.
When you visit my studio during the artists’ studio tour, I’ll gladly show you work from my sculpted tiles series as well as collages.
Address 302 Old Route 32
Saugerties, NY 12477
Web Site www.barbara-bravo.com