Meditation room made out of 17 year cicada wings sewed with the artist's hair
Oyster shells veritcally sliced and sewed toghether with wax thread. Human inside the piece
Full Oyster suite performed on the top of a cadaver
Oyster burial suit performed until the tie takes aways the piece
Sculpture made out the acumulation of leafs collected during fall. All the leafs are of the same tree.
Lettuce, wood, paper
The geometry of the sculpture replicates the rose window from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona, Spain. Throughout history, the rose window has fallen three times. I see this as a metaphor for the fragility of imposing ideas on others. Emphasizing this fragility the stain glass is replaced with discarded lettuce from a market in my Chicago neighborhood. Also by bringing down the symbol to eye level when displayed I attempt to remove the power that it has when it’s held above oneself
that with no bounds.
3770 letters to the Sea
3.770 Oyster Shells (3.770Km Mississippi River) Site-specific installation. Each oyster carries a hand written fragment from my mother’s letters to me. The shells where collected at one of the deltas demarcating the end of the Mississippi River at Bayou la Batre, Alabama. Accompanying for the trip and documenting the entire process from Chicago to Alabama was documentarian Ferran Salat. To finalize the piece, I will take the oyster shells to the waters edge at Lake Itaska, one of the origins of the river. This gesture both traverses the beginning and endings of the Mississippi River but also mimics a cycle of dialogue between a mother and daughter. In this act knowledge passed down from one whom has lived though many experiences, the flow of water that carries with it fragments of its travels, back to the one that’s course is just beginning.
ex_Fox whiskers and sardine
A series of 48 small sculptures formed from the fragile, forgotten remains of nature. Each piece was constructed from the scavenging of insect or animal parts from ones found dead or decayed. The magic of the new transformations presents these overlooked materials as something new to reflect on. I place these works under a term Joan Fontcuberta called “dada-biologic,” a word that refers to the Dada readymade. Instead of using found objects, I focus on organic materials to produce new configurations like fish bones combined with fox whiskers.
after death etchings
2D work made of recycled vegetables of the market.
15 male teeth on cable
This piece is looking in the body for patriarchal questions. Location of body, ownership of teeth, the separation of teeth from being, presented as ornament, superficiality, the box is made to accentuate elaboration, functionality and deco.
Material study example
Study of natural materials
Bone, thorns, pollen, leafs and clay
started on 2010
These five figures are the beginning of a series where I set up rules to myself to discover the limits of working with non-traditional natural materials. As a process of working, I need to understand the meaning and conceptual impact of each material but also, how I would be able to work with them. By mimicking the same form each time; I force the materials and myself to discover new solutions. Sometimes the result reveals special qualities that become essential on other art works. In other situations, the study helps me understand that its natural appearance is the best formula to express the conceptual interest.