MARY ALVAREZ — MIXED MEDIA
Juxtaposing Realities: Structure, Ruin, & Fluidity
My art and architectural design seek to explore the experience of metanoia by juxtaposing opposite phenomena to challenge the observer’s preconceived notions and ideas. By engaging the mind and providing a surreal experience, a new perspective of seeing the world emerges.
My artwork reflects my fascination with and attempts to understand the Buddhist concept of Nature of Reality: The constant cycle of change, impermanence, birth, and death. My architectural design intents to transform awareness to environmental and social issues affecting our world, to instigate collective change through the experience of space.
Mary Alvarez received her Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from the University of South Florida. She currently practices architecture and is an avid artist in Tampa, Florida.