Carlos Vargas

Ceramics as a material has permanence; it is how we are able to communicate with ancient cultures. I seek to contribute and speak to these traditions through a contemporary vision, my ceramic work speaks to both tradition and modern day function. My current body of work examines issues related to the environment, and Hindu concept of spiritual awakening and the impermanence of life and death. My goal is to create a body of work that uses mix media and suggests an association with traditional nineteenth-century Memento Mori painting and sculpture. I am searching for the configuration of my own vision. I identify my work and myself with the fusion and dynamics of my newfound faith in the Hindu religion as it intertwines with my Mexican ancestry. As my love of India, and interest in Hindu philosophy have grown, so has the interest to create a fusion of understanding that is emergent of fundamental shifts in all perspectives, and made simple through my artwork.