stoneware, glazes, stains, acrylics and mixed media 
38 ” t x 16″ w x 12″ d

This piece tells a story about relationships and absence. The carved “Dicho” roughly translates: Absence makes the heart more desirable. The text is etched into the skirt hem held onto the figure with ropes. It falls off her hips revealing a colorful sunset sky and clouds.  The back of the torso shows clouds and and empty chair-where one of the partner’s used to dit, but is no longer there. The carved wooden hands on the shoulders are open and closed, and refer to giving and receiving a gift of time and love, which is either welcome or released.