“To open a pomegranate without causing a crime scene, you must be a ninja. With precision and a thorough understanding of the fruit below, you score the peel, dragging the knife through the skin at the perfect depth. Both hands must firmly and confidently work together to gently pull apart the sections. The tension–slow and quick and hard and soft–is a dance. Your breath, your fingers, and the muscles in your back must harmonize to delicately dislodge each fragile ruby. This is an active meditation.
It is with this sensitivity and strength that Liz Riley Christiano approaches all of her most favorite things. As an artist, Liz bends metal, both steel and copper.
Liz received a BA in studio art from Santa Clara University where she studied sculpture. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Macchiarini Creative Design where you can find her bending and welding on most Fridays and Saturdays.”