Torso Iguana

Isabel De Obaldia's avatar Isabel De Obaldia

I was a painter originally. As I developed my technique with oils and glazes I became more and more interested in layers and transparency of colors. I started looking at French glass of the Art Nouveau period. I liked the engravings and the texture. In 2006 I received a Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship. I had been pursuing an idea that I knew I wanted to achieve with the sand casting technique and I was able to develop this at Wheaton Arts. Since then I have gone back there to cast pieces on a larger scale. I have been working on a series of “ Totemic animals” and “Modern idols”. Crocodiles, jaguars, hammerhead sharks and a few men. I do a lot of cold working on some of them, but like to leave their primitive imprint, their “raw” quality. I did stop painting for many years, but have always continue drawing and sketching my ideas for the sculptures.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 16 inches
  • Medium: Glass
  • Width: 16 inches
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 70 inches