Cristal De La Cruz artwork is completely drawn to the power of the ocean, the mystery of its existence, and the feeling of intangibility, within which there is a relationship between the organisms and their ecosystem. She focus on the infinitely small, which appears delicate in a complex existence. Her work spans across various disciplines and layers. Through sculptures, kinetic art, and modern mechanics, she create forms and movements that resemble the natural world. De La Cruz focus on the complexity and fluidity of nature, which she combine with mechanics that are often perceived as cold, static, and still. In her art, De La Cruz aim to merge these two worlds together.
De La Cruz explore the “morphology” of living and dead organisms, studying the interweaving structures within the ecosystems in which they live. She seek to understand their workings, certain repetitions, interconnections, form, structure, and color, in order to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. She aspire to translate the serene feeling and sense of hopelessness in the face of the infinite and unknown depths of the ocean into sculptures.
De La Cruz experiment with various materials such as minerals, paint, silicone, porcelain, and metal, all of which start out as fluid and then harden into form. The dedication involved in studying the undersea world is something that has always fascinated her, and she find herself automatically incorporating this interest into her work. The ocean’s mysterious aura, its softness and its daring outcomes, make it a sublime space where chaos and beauty coexist, and this is something that always touches her.