Sage Cortez BFA Sculpture Thesis Spring 2017
This tableware setting was heavily inspired by my Oregon environment, specifically by Eastern Oregon. My fascination in the area grew by the several trips I have taken to Baker, Enterprise, and Joseph. Being a PNW native, I had a desire to travel to the desert, a place I did not so much recognize as being apart of Oregon, but in fact makes up 45% of its land mass. The sheer vastness of these areas filled my head and my hands. I had to make something to memorialize my first interactions with the far east tip of Oregon in the way I know best. This project is my best attempt at sharing Eastern Oregon with my viewer, my home, and my brand through the gaze of Hand & Fire.