Sandra Trujillo

Echoes of de Chirico: Collaboration between Curtis Stewardson and Sandra Trujillo.

This collaboration began during an artist-in-residence at OBRAS Foundation in Portugal.  Our aim was dinnerware -  “table for two”, but It was clear from the mid-point that our project was destined to become something other than traditional dinnerware. The forms that Curtis made were tangential to service and the imagery I developed was for cartoons.  My job then was to learn to render something stable within the idea of failing architecture.  I think in hindsight, the surrealistic styled images and complex ceramic form revealed something to both of us: that every dynamic shift was a specific aesthetic response and allowed for new directions. Immediacy, serious play, and a surrealist reference played into our hands as artists and collaborators as we worked through 15 forms. The title of this body of work pays a debt to the great Georgio de Chirico for leading the work into the path of impossible paths with looming shadows and dead ends.  

2016 Collaboration with Curtis Stewardson

2016 Collaboration with Curtis Stewardson