© 2019 by Roneld Lores

STATEMENT

The female form is one of the earliest sources of artistic inspiration. I use the female form to explore our relationship with nature and to delve into the essence of our species; our endurance, our identity, our drive. My art is driven by a need to capture both the sensuality and the strength inherent in women. Over the course of my artistic trajectory I have explored this theme through stylized vessel forms and fertility effigies. These pieces explore our elemental roots and our reverence for life and nature, dating back to a time when we connected our immediate survival with our ability to live on in the next generation. Additionally there is a sensual undertone to my figures which explores the nature of how desire and attraction can evolve towards mutual reverence or devolve towards subversion and inequality. I do this by imparting my figures with both carnal and psychological elements that offer a balance between sensuality and power. Most recently my focus has turned towards an examination of our future as a species. My current sculptures, paintings, and poetry are part of a series titled The Children of Light, Water, and Clay which explores the likelihood that climate changes may eventually render the cost of civilization unsustainable and bring us full circle.

The Children of Light, Water, and Clay

by Roneld Lores

 

Everyday,

the sun that once fed the forest

dries and crackles the clay

and the rains that once quenched its thirst

wash the crumbs away.

 

The flesh and bones of the perished

slowly decay into dust

and ruined expanses of cities

gradually crumble and rust.

 

The dust of all that we were

turns back to blood in the streams

as our fragile memorials to greed

get swept away with our dreams.

 

The scars that we left on the land

are washed anew by the slurry

as the remnants of the wronged

swallow the sins of the buried.

 

Those that remain cling to rocks

slowly forgetting their past.

Forgetting what they have lost.

The echoes of songs do not last.

 

This is what it will take,

for those that have lost their way,

to remember who they are,

the children of light, water, and clay.

Here is an interesting read on the history of global climate over the last 100K years and the conditions that allowed us to flourish into a civilization: 

 

"Ice Memory"

by Elizabeth Kolbert