Works by Carmen Lozar
My pieces are snapshots - momentary excerpts from longer narratives; they are captured
moments, suspended, and recorded. Each scene, like a page from a book, suggests a
story but does not define the beginning or the conclusion. These accounts often present
improbable interactions with nature, appearing innocuous or even charming; they are
full of the faith, which accompanies hopeful idealism.
The pieces are created through the process of flameworking. Using a torch I manipulate
hollow tubing and solid rods of glass to construct figures and objects that are then
sandblasted and oil painted. The pieces may lose some of their "glassy" qualities,
but for me the most important attributes of the material remain: A sense of movement
retained from the molten stage, and a sense of fragility. Flameworking lends itself
to the creation of delicate and intimate portraits, which, in turn, highlight the
overall intention of the work.