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Poemas de sympatia

Poems of Sympathy are works where I undergo the spiritual process of mourning while commemorating those who have been subject to mayhem, violence, and war. In response to such shocking and traumatic events, I forge the victims’ found remains. Through the use of references, paint, and paint skins I fabricate the individuals and clothing left behind on the day of their massacre.

As a small gesture, I entangle their remains with trinkets, flowers, and photos symbolizing the fragility of their lives and the malleability of remembrance. Covering their brown, grey, and blackened bodies with slivers of fresh cools and radiant reds; fields of color engulf the broad surface with elegance. These events have transformed into memorials that should not be forgotten.

 

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Cuarenta y tres / Forty - three
Cuarenta y tres / Forty - three

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas. 36" x 48". 2017

Guardar Silencio / Keep Silence
Guardar Silencio / Keep Silence

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas. 72" x 48". 2017

Mar de sangre / Ocean of blood
Mar de sangre / Ocean of blood

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas. 48" x 60". 2018

Cenizas nada mas / Nothing more than ashes
Cenizas nada mas / Nothing more than ashes

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on canvas. 72" x 48". 2018

Vivos los queremos! / We want them alive!
Vivos los queremos! / We want them alive!

Oil and oil skins on canvas. 48" x 72". 2017

Mancha cuajada / Coagulated stain
Mancha cuajada / Coagulated stain

Oil and acrylic skins on canvas. 72" x 48". 2019

Vamos a darle una vuelta al cielo / Let's give heaven a visit
Vamos a darle una vuelta al cielo / Let's give heaven a visit

Oil and oil/acrylic skins on panel. 48" x 60". 2018

Los revolucionarios / The revolucionarias
Los revolucionarios / The revolucionarias

Oil and acrylic skins on panel. 72" x 48". 2018

Colores / Colors
Colores / Colors

Oil and acrylic skins on canvas. 60" x 72". 2018