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Nature and the structural patterns found therein have always had an effect on the way that I perceive the world around me. In my work I strive to reflect the multiplicity and originality found in the underlying order, unity, and cohesion that nature so boldly experiments with. Through a broad array of textural investigation, I seek to explore that which nature provides, in combination with that which my mind comprehends. By using different textures and forms I try to create an intermixture through which hidden implications emerge. It is the design of nature and the nature of that design that intrigues me.

Oscar Silva received his BFA in Studio Art from Southwest Texas State University in 1983 and his MFA in Fiber and Sculpture from the University of North Texas in 1993. He has exhibited his work in many regional, national, and international competitions, for which he has received numerous awards. His works have been shown at Baylor University, St. Edwards University, Mexic-Arte Museum, and the Clay and Fiber Gallery in Taos, New Mexico. He has taught weaving at the University of North Texas and 3-D Design at Southwest Texas State University. His work can be found in a number of private collections throughout the United States.

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