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Sculptor Emil Alzamora.


“Although it is unlikely we are alone in this seemingly infinite cosmic swirl, there is a part of me that asks, what if we are the only freak show in town? That would be sad to me, and special too, I guess. I have been accused of behaving as though I were from another planet. I would love to see some hard evidence of alien life, but that too is such a challenging thing to produce. It’s evident that our limitations in perceiving are likely the culprit as opposed to there not being any. In the end, aren't we evidence enough that aliens exist? Nothing is normal.”

-Emil Alzamora

On: Aliens!



Emil Alzamora was born in Lima, Peru in 1975. His family moved to Boca Grande, Florida when he was two. He later attended Florida State University where he graduated Magna cum Laude in 1998 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Alzamora harnesses a wide range of materials and techniques to deliver unexpected interpretations of the sculpted human figure. He often distorts, elongates, deconstructs, or encases his forms to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story. Alzamora’s keen interest in the physical properties of his materials combined with his hands-on approach allow for the process to reveal and inform at once the aesthetic and the conceptual.

Emil Alzamora, In Gondar, 2015



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