In the US since 1974, Raz left Montevideo in 1963 to live for 11 years in Jerusalem. She studied art at Betzalel Institute and UCLA. Her work evolves around the figure and human passion, striving to capture the sublime and pathetic aspects of life. Clay, stone, assemblage using found objects, knitting, bronze, it all comes together to imply an intimate relationship with life and a feminist point of view, compatible with the humor and lightness of heart she wants to express.
Sylvia Raz Sculptor
The Great American Wall
“Walls always divide, they never unite. Walls are ugly, they always offend, stressing the differences between have and have not. They deny us of our basic universal right: freedom. The “”smart leaders”” create walls to ensure and protect themselves from the masses of sweating working poor. When the miserable poor realize that they are being abused they rebel and start a revolution. Innocents die, villains are slain, horror takes over life. These are the worst times humanity has to endure.Poor people need to have their basic needs fulfilled. Because they are the real heroes of our societies.