Reflecting on her Mexican roots, Nora Pineda transforms clay into a vessel for narrative. The forms are etched as stories in the round and fused with colors and shapes that exude a sense of magic. The figures appear as faces joined, ultimately connected to their medium, the earth. Invoking inspiration from goddesses, Pineda connects to feminine energy and speaks to the resilience and strength of women. She seeks to render healing through ideas of both celebration and suffering that mark a cultural bond.

Using organic forms like flower petals, she cultivates their shape to resemble frequencies of auras she has encountered. Interested in the depths of emotion, working as a spiritual counselor, and massage therapist, her thoughts on these processes carry over into her creative process. Dealing with the unseen energies of the body, Pineda transfers her experience into each sculpture. The ceramic forms allow her to take on the freedom to express her personal sensibilities. The eyes of the figures gaze back at the viewer and evoke the trace of her presence.

 

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Nora Pineda

Spirits Gathering
Spirits Gathering

Ceramic
6" x 3.5"

Reflecting on her Mexican roots, Nora Pineda transforms clay into a vessel for narrative. The forms are etched as stories in the round and fused with colors and shapes that exude a sense of magic. The figures appear as faces joined, ultimately connected to their medium, the earth. Invoking inspiration from goddesses, Pineda connects to feminine energy and speaks to the resilience and strength of women. She seeks to render healing through ideas of both celebration and suffering that mark a cultural bond.

Using organic forms like flower petals, she cultivates their shape to resemble frequencies of auras she has encountered. Interested in the depths of emotion, working as a spiritual counselor, and massage therapist, her thoughts on these processes carry over into her creative process. Dealing with the unseen energies of the body, Pineda transfers her experience into each sculpture. The ceramic forms allow her to take on the freedom to express her personal sensibilities. The eyes of the figures gaze back at the viewer and evoke the trace of her presence.

 

Spirits Gathering
Spirits Gathering
Earthquake
Earthquake
Sunday Morning
Sunday Morning
Homage to My Tia Amelia
Homage to My Tia Amelia
Psychic Dance
Psychic Dance
Veil
Veil
Sweet Chariot
Sweet Chariot
Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis
Magic
Magic
Hands
Hands
Lovers Twine
Lovers Twine
Carousel
Carousel
Three Gurus
Three Gurus
Women in Rhythm
Women in Rhythm
Southern KIss
Southern KIss
Paisley
Paisley
Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
Dancers in Flora
Dancers in Flora
Crucifix Mexican Headdress
Crucifix Mexican Headdress
Sun Burst
Sun Burst
In the Garden
In the Garden
Gemini
Gemini
Red Goddess
Red Goddess
Sun Play
Sun Play
Duenas de la Olla
Duenas de la Olla
#10
#10
Village People
Village People
Blanket of Flowers
Blanket of Flowers
Buddhas in Paradise
Buddhas in Paradise
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The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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