Sedonya KaySan Francisco, CA
Through the years, my devotion to discovery and my own artistic process grows. Each new piece stands as a revelation and reflection of my life. Raised in a family of Native American women, my creative process is founded on a deep-rooted reverence for nature. I incorporate nature-inspired, graceful, curvilinear shapes in my art. My drawings and sculptures are fluid and tend to draw the eye upward. Hope and optimism are major components of my art.
My primary sculpture materials include: wood, steel, stone, recycled lumber and metals, glass and Plexiglas. However, I am always excited at the opportunity to translate my art into new, site-appropriate media. My paintings and drawings incorporate oil paint, watercolor, mixed media, writing, organic lines and layering of materials in an attempt to emulate the complexities and beauty of life.
In a recent sculpture series, I use wood collected from dilapidated, dismantled homes. I reshape and refinish the wood, leaving old paint, nails, worm holes--hints of a past identity. While the final product is a new piece, it is laden with a history that is undeniable. Such is the path of life. We are born into a life defined by the circumstances of past generations. Unable to deny our past, we must incorporate it. It is up to us to make our lives our own: to improve, to struggle to craft something new out of the old. With persistence, we are transformed. Our reward is a better life to pass on to future generations.
A native Californian, I received my BA in Fine Arts from UCLA in 1992, and since have accumulated an extensive professional portfolio in a range of artistic media. My desire for discovery and genuine spirit of exploration has lead my artistic career down a fascinating path; from design, animation, painting and illustration to site-specific installation, mobiles, kinetic art and ultimately to metal and wood sculpture.
I have exhibited extensively and created public and private commissions for clients throughout California.