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Liza Gene Sanchez

Liza Gene Sanchez

Ms. Sanchez has a BFA in Art Education with a minor in painting and an MA with emphasis in metals, both from the University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana. She lives and works in her studio just north of Española, New Mexico with her husband and their two large dogs.

"Although I was born and raised in northern Illinois, it was the mountains of New Mexico where I finally found my home. The unique landscapes and special aura of the region give me inspiration and serenity.

I have always been intrigued by natural forms and textures, especially upon close examination. Flowers, pods, even rocks fascinate me. My cholla wood designs were inspired by the spiky shrub-like cholla cactus that grows abundantly in our high deserts. When it dries, the wood forms a tube-like stick with many elongated holes; its lines are quite beautiful. I start with a small piece of a stick, which I file and mold. By using this basic component, either in wax or in metal, in different combinations, I can create endless variations. I don't try to duplicate nature, I try to capture my impressions of its essence."



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