Alexandra Catalina uses traditional silversmithing techniques combined with hand-building in clay to make her sculptures. A native of the southwest U.S, she aims to distill the natural and cultural landscape of her home into semi-abstract, organic forms. Continuing the aesthetic conversation about reverence for wild, open spaces and the seemingly inherent meditative and mystical qualities of the desert, as other southwest-based artists before her, Alexandra’s sculptures reflect the archetypes of the region while embracing hands-on craft. Trained as a silversmith, her sculptures incorporate jewelry-like elements, often dripping with vitreous enamel pieces, or actual jewelry that can be removed from the sculpture and worn. A child of artists, Alexandra grew up surrounded by art and handmade things. Her father was a potter and carpenter, and, as a child, Alexandra worked alongside him creating in clay and attending craft fairs.