Cecilia Ramon deals with fear through artby Catherine Winter, Minnesota Public Radio
You can probably remember a time you were intensely afraid - afraid of falling, or of the person behind you in the dark.
Cecilia Ramon spent many years afraid.
Duluth, Minn. — She grew up in Argentina during the "Dirty War" in the late 1970s and early '80s. She says she was afraid for so long that it's become a way of life for her.
Ramon teaches art in Duluth now. She says she's trying to make friends with the fear that's always with her.
The result is her new show at the Duluth Art Institute.
It's sculptures in rough wood, iron, and rope. She talked about her work while she was creating the central piece at the Institute. She attached long wooden slats to the walls by their ends and then formed them into arches. The pieces balance on each other delicately, making a cascade shape.
Ramon says the show explores her fear - and the way she's always working to feel safe.
- Morning Edition, 02/19/2007, 7:55 a.m.