Maria Botti Villegas

Imprints of Winter

During most of my professional career in my native city of Buenos Aires, I was interested in constructive elements found in buildings, cathedrals, and bridges. Now in Arkansas, I feel myself immersed in a grid of natural structures of complex relations: my garden. From ice crystals in winter to deeply transforming shadows in spring and summer, I live among changing surfaces like a sea of small particles of nature. My later work started as an observation of the creative phenomenon of life evolving to express dynamic changes of cyclical structures, where curves develop into spheres and brush strokes with interconnected layers of paint bring motion and velocity.