Chapter 1
2013-2014
mixed
varies
Funerary Urns
2013-
insulation material, oil stick
varies
Self-Portrait with Papaya
2013
pearls, dibond panel, lamp
4' x 6'
Self-Portrait with Papaya
2013
pearls, dibond panel, lamp
4' x 6'
Close-up
Self-Portrait with Papaya
2013
pearls, dibond panel, lamp
4' x 6'
Close-up
Mimesis
2013
enamel on dibond
4' x 6'
Mimesis
2013
enamel on dibond
4' x 6'
Mimesis
2013
4' x 6'
enamel on dibond
Mimesis
2013
enamel on dibond
4' x 6'
Installation View
2013-
Leaning Chumbes
2014
acrylic on canvas
85" x 5" x 3"
Chumbes are belts of the Guambiano an indigenous community in Colombia. This a region now plagued by guerrilla and paramilitary conflict. These traditions are oppressed and suppressed by a new form of colonialism. I created a loom like grid piece and wove each mark through. I did so to translate the illusion of textile but also to keep a formal and poetic cohesion with the way I paint fauna and lace in other works. In turn this is also coherent and owes to how nature was recorded in the painting tradition of Spanish and English colonial illustrations of nature.
Leaning Chumbes
2014
acyrlic on canvas
85" x 5" x 3"
El Damnificado
2014
enamel and car paint on dibond
4' x 6'
The bird in the image is copied from an Audubon print, the image of disaster from the news, and the landscape is inspired by North American colonial lace researched during a fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution. El Damnificado is a survivor of a disaster.
detail of El Damnificado
2014
enamel and car paint on dibond
4' x 6'
detail of El Damnificado
2014
enamel and car paint on dibond
4' x 6'
detail of El Damnificado
2014
enamel and car paint on dibond
4' x 6'
Close Enough
2014
enamel on dibond and wood
4' x 2' x 1', approx.
The wood is driftwood from the Platte River and the bird is a shopped ready made by an anonymous artisan in Nebraska representing possibly a Nebraska bird.
Close Enough
2014
enamel on dibond and wood
4' x 2' x 1'
Close Enough
2014
enamel on dibond and wood
4' x 2' x 1'
Installation view
Chumbe 1
2013
acrylic, canvas, wood panel
4" x 108"
Crisóles
2014
paper, cay, oil stick, wood
sizes vary
Inspired in the archeological vitrines of the National Museum where my mother had her office in Bogotá and where I spent many hours strolling the long corridors full of Pre-Columbian artifacts absorbing the history of Colombia in an intimate way; this piece expresses the synchretic cultural memory of the Columbus exchange. It evokes the small vessels and technique used by the indians to melt gold. The activity and form was later was taken on by the Afro-Colombian communities until today.
Crisóles
2014
paper, clay, oil stick, wood
sizes vary
Crisóles
2014
paper, clay, oil stick, wood
sizes vary
Close-up