Maya Luque student artwork entitle Descent. geometric shapes draped over chairs

My work explores the connections between child, parent, and mortality. Through installation I examine the threat of a parents’ decline in health and its effect on a child. My installations are created primarily from beeswax or wire, the two of which often envelop the viewer. I create these spaces to emulate the whole consuming feeling of losing a loved one.

Maya Luque was adopted from Changzhou, China and has resided in Portland, Oregon for the majority of her life. She currently lives and works in Claremont, California. She is fascinated by the connections between people. Luque currently explores themes of mortality, connections, and loss in her work.

Artwork by Maya Luque ’17


Art Department