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Hey! My name is Cynthia and I am currently a student at The University of Texas at El Paso. My work tends to be multidisciplinary. This is my portfolio page where I showcase some of my printmaking and metalsmithing work. I also have a blog of random things i find interesting here http://comonsteriotyp.tumblr.com/
Otherwise, if you have any questions, or want to know more about me, contact me at: y.su.madre@hotmail.com

Silver, dyed bone, ruby.

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#contemporary jewelry  #brooch  #organic  #artist jewelry 

Apart of the new series I’m working on dealing with organic materials (namely wood, bone, and silver).
secret compartment brooch, silver and wood

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"The Conversation Piece"cock ring, silver and pearls

"The Conversation Piece"
cock ring, silver and pearls

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Apart of a new production line I’m in the process of working on.materials: found bone and grey string

Apart of a new production line I’m in the process of working on.
materials: found bone and grey string

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Official statement about this series of work:


Disconnect: Self (series)

Our bodies are our signifiers of truth. Through our senses we are able to turn our intangible, chaotic world into color, sound, and substance, but what do these senses mean in today’s technological world? Within this series, I am looking to explore the relationship to the self and the barriers we face in today’s society when on this inward journey. Using a technological language, in this case binary, to compose fragmented information on sheets of plexiglass, begins this commentary on the disconnection between the self through the use of technology as well as language. When these binary pieces are combined, they create a slightly abstracted figure through the multiple layers of code, which becomes clearer the farther you are from the images. The separation between each layer of plexiglass gives these figures a sense of depth. Consequently, when you look at these images closer or from angles other than a frontal view, the figures become disjointed and skewed.

These concepts, in context with society today, discuss how these barriers and disconnections are created through the use of technology and our language, or lack there of. These barriers not only become deeply rooted within ourselves, but isolate us from each other.

The first part to this experimental series can be found here
http://cevansportfolio.tumblr.com/post/36619517824

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#printmaking  #serigraph  #screenprint  #binary  #disconnect 

The first group of my two part binary series, titled Disconnect: Others (series), serigraphs on plexiglass. The concept behind these pieces is the disconnection we have with each other through technology as well as language. By utilizing old photos of people who had once been very influential in and on my life, then abstracting their image through the creation of layers and converting them into binary text, I was able to create an interesting composite portrait of each person. Because of the age of many of these original photos, the resolution as well as compositions were far from ideal, however the individuals used were important in order to emphasize my personal disconnection with others through these conceptual images.
Later, they were all destroyed to build the second Disconnect Series, pertaining to the self, which allows for further cometary concerning our concepts of our own individuality and how we build upon others as well as our experiences with them in order to define ourselves.
The second series can be found here
http://cevansportfolio.tumblr.com/post/36620998530

Photographing work is far from one of my strong suits, but considering the materials used, this added further complications.. So, sorry about the glare and such.

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#printmaking  #serigraph  #screenprint  #binary 
new production lines for Las Artistas all set up and ready to roll! First day and almost sold out of all of my air plant pieces :D<3  

new production lines for Las Artistas all set up and ready to roll! First day and almost sold out of all of my air plant pieces :D
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This is a test run for a new production line of body jewelry I’m working on. They can be worn as both ear weights and plugs. I’m pretty stoked about them, still need to work on the sizing a little bit but I should have it down soon.
These were made for, and modeled by, my friend Danae.
Oh, sorry for the bad photography… I need to work on that more..

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#metalsmithing  #body jewelry  #plugs  #ear weights 

Copper hollow formed ring.

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#metalsmithing  #jewelry  #ring  #artist's jewelry 
A recent piece I finished up, called &#8220;Eat Your Words&#8221;. It is based off of a portion of line work from a graffiti mural and will be on display at Chalk the Block this weekend in the metals pop up gallery. If you&#8217;re around El Paso, come check it out. Oh, and it&#8217;s made from copper sheet.

A recent piece I finished up, called “Eat Your Words”. It is based off of a portion of line work from a graffiti mural and will be on display at Chalk the Block this weekend in the metals pop up gallery. If you’re around El Paso, come check it out.
Oh, and it’s made from copper sheet.

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#metalsmithing  #lip adornment