Chapter 4
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Dream Map and Cornucopia
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
100" x 80"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Dream Map and Cornucopia (detail)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
100" x 80"
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Dream Map and Cornucopia (detail)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
100" x 80"
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Cornucopia (2)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
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Cornucopia (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Cornucopia (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Cornucopia (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"

Cornucopia is inspired in Spanish Colonial Mopa Mopa — a process using a natural resin that is still indigenous to Colombia and which in colonial times mimicked Chinese lacquer. It would be heated, stretched, painted and adhered to wooden objects (similar to collage). Indigenous Colombian cultural traditions were turned into goods, stripped of their valuable components (gold, silver, etc.) and traded with Europe and China. I create contemporary collage that references the original process and expresses its visual representation of Spanish colonization and the resulting hybridization. This piece revisits the patterns of memory and the trauma of colonization in both our past and contemporary world.
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 216"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink

2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
100" x 80"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink

2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
100" x 80"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Still Life with Flood (3)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
60" x 80"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Still Life with Flood (3) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
60" x 80"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Still Life with Flood (2)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
60" x 80"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Still Life with Flood (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
60" x 80"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Still Life with Flood (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
60" x 80"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Still Life with Flood
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"

This imagery is compelled by Colonial representations of still lifes often found in the corners of religious paintings — like footnotes. By magnifying these images and making them central the decorative motif takes on the role of protagonist. In the background a flood drifts by exposing neglect and indulgence.
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Still Life with Flood (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Still Life with Flood (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Still Life with Flood (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Still Life with Flood (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Still Life with Flood (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Mestiza
2016
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"

The figures in these pieces are inspired in the images taken from TSA machines. Additionally they reference Spanish Colonial caste paintings wherein which people were annotated according to their racial mixture. Mestiza is someone of Spanish and Indian background for example. These TSA images are representative of a contemporary form of screening individuals for placement in a contemporary categorization. The Spanish comb on the mask is a metaphor for cultural hybridity, somehow similar to a catholic church built over an indigenous pyramid, like the marking of territory. The bodies are drawn suspended like the flowers in a Linnean botanical drawing formula.
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Mestiza (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Mestiza (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Mestiza 2
2016
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Mestiza 2 (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Mestiza 2 (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Mestiza 3
2017
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Mestiza 3 (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Castiza
2017
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Castiza (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Castiza (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Chola
2017
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Chola (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
Chola (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek, Indigenous Mask and Spanish Comb
45" x 67.5"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Landfill
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
40" x 60"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Landfill (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
40" x 60"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Landfill (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
40" x 60"
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 Chapter 4

 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Bowl with Flowers
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
9" x 12"
 Chapter 4 Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
Still Life with Snake
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
14" x 17"
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Plato con Moras
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
30" x 40"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Plato con Moras
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
30" x 40"
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Still Life with Blackberries (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
20" x 30"
 Chapter 4 India Ink on Tyvek
Still Life with Blackberries
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
20" x 30"
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Landscape with Moon
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
18" x 22" approx.
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