Growing up I was surrounded by the male icon hanging everywhere, I saw the same imagery while earning an art degree because my favorite period was the renaissance, and my favorite style was reliefs. The nice thing about being creative without boundaries is rewriting or sculpting who I learned later in life was strong. Shesus represents the divine feminine we pass to our daughters, the power of a woman’s body, and the intuitive wisdom we seek in her loving open arms. Also submitted a print created within a new style I am developing in printmaking. Where light shadow and texture form the image rather than ink/paint. This particular print is about the people in our garden, family, friends, memories, and a remembrance of those that made an impression on our lives.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Teresa Castaneda began her journey in the arts early. By the time she was 19, she had earned a B.F.A at MSU, juggled a photography internship with the Denver Art Museum, was an alternate instructor for a professor on sabbatical teaching metalsmithing and senior thesis portfolio photography at MSU, represented by a publisher, and certified as a trade jeweler at the Revere Academy jewelry arts in California.
Her professional career spans from photojournalism, tabletop, weddings, portrait and portfolio photography, trade jeweler to private clients and jewelry stores designing, fabricating, carving waxes, casting in all precious metals, and cutting stones. Her art, photography, and sculpture have been invited in hundreds of exhibitions, books, and publications such as the Denver Post, 5280, Westword, and local newspapers.
National recognitions include KaBOOM national non-profit, and twice by the National Endowment for the Arts for her invention in printmaking, and for her positive impact on the community with the organization, she founded called ReArranging Denver / a zero-use project sustained by scavenged materials. The project bridges communities and local businesses through creative reuse workshops contracted by Denver County, Arapahoe County, and Boulder County schools, libraries, and art affiliations. Art made from the project has been sold by over 20 Denver and Boulder retailers, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Denver Art Museum.
© Teresa Castaneda