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The Conflict

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by Plata Garza

Creation: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on plywood
Discipline: Painting
Dimensions: 30" x 40" x 1 3/4"
Location: Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123
Exhibition: Permanent


The artist states, “conflict is a part of life, something that is necessary for moving forward. It expands our thinking and allows us to create great things. It can be painful, but beautiful at the same time. In this painting, you see a collision of lines, shapes and colors, each different, not in harmony, but hopefully awakening a new perspective in the viewer. Conflict, change, new ideas leading to new direction can be a positive and empowering experience.”


My artist name, Plata Garza, is a combination of my family names that translates to “silver heron.” I grew up in Mexico City, but moved to Oregon 18 years ago. This beautiful area inspired me to return to my childhood passion for art. Now I work in acrylics, oil, watercolor, pastels, pencil, and ink blending my experiences in Mexico with my new country. My imagination inspires me to create what can at some times be very controlled and at other times be an explosion of colors and shapes.  

The theme of my life and my art is Happiness. A joy that anyone may interpret and transform into words, but which I visualize through color on canvas.  

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