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Totem

Totem, 1993 by Tanya Ragir is a figural bronze sculpture featuring a female torso broken up into three sections.  It is signed, dated, and numbered on back of the base of the sculpture.

Over the course of her career, Tanya’s artwork has ranged from classical to avant-garde, always evolving and morphing in response to the climactic events of her life. The feminine form is a constant presence in her work, as is movement. Different bodies of work have explored the expansion of feminine energy in different directions, both internal and external, personal and allegorical.

Medium

Bronze Sculpture

Year

1993

Edition

9

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 18.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 (in)
47 x 14 x 14 (cm)
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Totem, 1993 by Tanya Ragir is a figural bronze sculpture featuring a female torso broken up into three sections.  It is signed, dated, and numbered on back of the base of the sculpture.

Over the course of her career, Tanya’s artwork has ranged from classical to avant-garde, always evolving and morphing in response to the climactic events of her life. The feminine form is a constant presence in her work, as is movement. Different bodies of work have explored the expansion of feminine energy in different directions, both internal and external, personal and allegorical.

Tanya Ragir was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and started drawing and sculpting from a young age. At fifteen, Ragir studied anatomy by sketching cadavers at the University of Southern CA, Los Angeles (USC) medical center. She learned the lost wax casting process by making conceptual and figurative jewelry in her teens. Ragir also studied many forms of dance: modern, jazz and ballet. She performed in a ballet company before attending college. Ragir graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1976 with a Bachelor’s of Art in Art and Dance. Her sculptural work has been internationally collected and resides in permanent collections at various museums as well as private collections. Tanya lives and works in West Los Angeles.

Ragir’s sculptural work is now internationally collected and resides in permanent museum collections as well as private collections. Her artwork has ranged from classical to avant-garde, always evolving and morphing in response to the climactic events of her life. The female form is a constant presence in her work, as is movement. Different bodies of work have explored the expansion of feminine energy in different directions, both internal and external, personal and allegorical.

Tanya currently lives and works in West Los Angeles, where she maintains a thriving studio practice as well as an intimate circle of students, friends and peers.

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Medium

Bronze Sculpture

Year

1993

Edition

9

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 18.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 (in)
47 x 14 x 14 (cm)
Price Price on Request