Pyramid III, 2018
Pyramid III is a six-foot-tall stainless-steel sculpture exploring sacred geometry. In this sculpture, Todorova uses the ancient symbol of the pyramid, the most stable structure ever erected, rising from the desert to the havens. Through the repetition and reflection of the symbol of the pyramid, the work creates a new symbol, one that points up, down, and internally. The symbol of the three pyramids also references an hourglass, capturing the movement of time, as well as the cut lines of a gemstone symbolizing wealth, power, and renewal.
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Rossitza Todorova immigrated to the United States as a child. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005 and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University in 2013. Todorova is currently a full-time Studio Art Instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.
Rossitza Todorova’s artwork is in the permanent collections of the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno; John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art in Reno; Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona; Tucson Museum of Art; the University of Arizona Art Museum in Tucson, Arizona; the Painting and Sculpture Museum in Istanbul, Turkey; and numerous private collections. She is a recipient of the 2015 Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum Artist Grant and was a 2013 Squire, Sanders Art Fellow. Her work is featured in catalogs and publications, including the 2013 Lark Crafts publication “500 Artists Books: Volume 2”; 2014 “Studio Visit, Volume 25”; 2016 “Superstition Review-Journal, Issue 18”; and 2019 “Create! Magazine, Issue 14.” She currently makes artwork out of her studio, located at Artemisia Studios in Reno, Nevada.
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