Cristina Coordova Afro-Caribbean heritage and her understanding of contemporary and historical influences
have impacted her art form. Her knowledge of early Roman life and African sculptures are also reflected in her figures. She comments about her own work that “we are all taking from a collective creativity.” The human figure is key to her work which has been described as “a compelling strain of magical realism … laden with ideas of creation, crucifixion and difficult nature of existence.”She works primarily with clay but has an interest in working with other mediums. Her moldings recreate various human forms, often female. She has also recreated animal-like creatures. At the abstract level, her figures, represent the struggles in the world of today. Cordova weaves the past with the present as she creates a place for the viewer to complete the narrative in her work. Cristina Cordova is a sculptor currently based in Penland, North Carolina.