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Magnolia Village

Block 10 - Hyder Annex

Anastasia Gabriel

Ceramics of Anastasia Gabriel

Making functional work takes me back to when I first learned to work with clay. Thoughtful forms that allow food to be the focal point. It is at the heart of working with clay, and lays the foundation for my sculptural work.

I primarily make sculptures and installations to convey ideas of identity, loss, and belonging. Using memory as an anchor for identity, recalling Latin, Catholic old world iconic spiritual imagery and symbolism melded with Meso-American Indigenous beliefs gives me some unique and conflicting points of view.

I am fascinated by the spiritual aspects of these societies, curious about memories as individuals and how they coalesce into the larger society and in the functional work presented.