Reflect and Gather, 2019
Reflect and Gather is a series of compact rooms, each comprised of over 1,000 handmade decorative relief tiles and individualized through a variance in color, texture, and method of lighting. While stimulating the viewer’s visual faculty in an overabundance of ornamentation, Rodriguez creates meditative environments of disarming stillness. In addition, the exhibition incorporated a participatory component in the form of a malleable, wet-clay room that records visitors’ movements within the space over time.
Heyday Guardians, 2009
Heyday Guardians are the keepers of playfulness and fun, as George considers a toy store a sacred place for kids. Oversized, these ceramic figures reach out to visitors with outstretched hands holding various toys, inviting the viewer to play.
Instrumental Divide , 2009
Instrumental Divide was George’s MFA thesis work and was first shown in the Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA. Each of the nine larger-than-life ceramic Mariachi Band figures plays an instrument and is dressed in traditional clothes. For George, these bands were often present at large gatherings, as a part of the local culture. His lively depiction of them is a reminder of childhood, as well as celebration.