CHRISTIAN VARGAS | Functionals 8
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Functionals 8, by artist Christian Vargas, 2019.
This is a food-safe vessel depicting three faces of the patron saint of drug dealers, Jesús Malverde, with three horizontal handles.
Brown interior glaze over a black checker board pattern.
12 x 12 x 3"
Vargas' sculptures examine the power of belief, faith, boundaries of humor and familiarity. Using clay as a material to hold an inherent history and tactile memory, and molds from cultural oddities, Vargas creates objects that layer symbolism in an effort to create his own folklore.