Ruth Moreno – Arte en Vidrio Costa Rica
  • Artist Statement

    ruth_picEach time the control panel of a kiln tells me that the temperature is appropriate to open the door, the emotion overwhelms me as I am await to see the result of hours of work and be able to give a glance to the project in motion.

    The glass, transparent companion of countless possibilities, allows me to travel in space and time, offering alternatives to join magically the ancient world with the contemporary, always given a shamanistic process: the transformation of matter, always twinned with the interior growth.
    In the richness of our America, under the fertile land, lays dormant awaiting to be discovered by those who so desire lessons, stamps and Amerindian symbols of a past full of wisdom and respect for Mother Nature and our planet, well described in the letter from Chief Seattle to President Franklin Pierce in 1855 – about 153 years ago and today more than ever, resonate in this world clashed by global warming: “My words are like the stars, they never die,” he said. Its people have not survived, his words were not heard, but his speech is a great legacy on the thinking of our people.

    From the philosophical and symbolic heritage of our Amerindian cultures I depart through the path of translucent worlds to appropriate signs, petroglyphs, textiles and pre-Columbian stamps, representing them in glass. My goal is to make them present in our contemporary lives, as a call to become aware of our roots and witness to the intrinsic values of their rich cultures, which were mutilated and neglected under the sign of the western development, which runs over all that stands in their way.