Rafael Balcazar

Artist Statement

 Art lies in nature, and nature is my ultimate muse.  

I approach the essence of my subjects naked and free from distractions.  Flowers represent a fleeting moment of expression reaching for the sun. They shine fully, then humbly surrender back to the earth from which they came, only to reveal their beauty in another season.  They represent a cycle that can only be seen through the precious moment of their bloom. 

 I see myself in flowers, and they remind me that I am the architect of my own life… 


Rafael Balcazar