Ana Flores: Earth Inform Studio

I am interested in how place and geography informs who we are. My sculptures, park designs, and environmental designs begin with long walks and explorations into each unique landscape. Artifacts I collect from nature will suggest their own stories and what slowy emerges are cultural, and mythical narratives that I give form to in a combination of materials including, wood, stone, metal, and cement. Most projects also demand an investigation into the printed materials defining a particular place, thus writing becomes for me like a deep form of drawing, and text becomes an important element of the finished work.