Cornucopia
2016
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.
Cornucopia
2017
Ink on Tyvek
108" x 474"
Installation of Cornucopia in "Monarchs" at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. December 2017-February 2018
Cornucopia
2017
Ink on Tyvek
108" x 474"
Installation of Cornucopia in "Monarchs" at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. December 2017-February 2018
Cornucopia
2017
Ink on Tyvek
108" x 474"
Installation of Cornucopia in "Monarchs" at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. December 2017-February 2018
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Cornucopia (detail)
2016
India Ink on Tyvek
108" x 225"
Dream Map and Cornucopia
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
100" x 80"
Dream Map and Cornucopia (detail)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
100" x 80"
Cornucopia (2)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
Cornucopia (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
Cornucopia (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
Cornucopia (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
80" x 160"
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.
Still Life with Flood (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
Still Life with Flood (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
Still Life with Flood (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
Still Life with Flood (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
Still Life with Flood (2)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
60" x 80"
Still Life with Flood (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
60" x 80"
Still Life with Flood (2) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
60" x 80"
Still Life with Flood (3)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
60" x 80"
Still Life with Flood (3) detail
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
60" x 80"
Vase with Flowers
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
100" x 80"
Vase with Flowers (Detail)
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
100" x 80"
Landfill
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
68" x 80"
Landfill (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
68" x 80"
Landfill (detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
68" x 80"
Landfill (Detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
68" x 80"
Landfill (Detail)
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
68" x 80"
Bowl with Flowers
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
9" x 12"
Still Life with Snake
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
14" x 17"
Plato con Moras
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
30" x 40"
Plato con Moras
2017
India Ink on Tyvek
30" x 40"
Cornucopia with Moth
2018
Ink on Tyvek
36" x 92"
Cornucopia (3)
2018
Ink on Tyvek
80" x 160"
Cornucopia (3) (Detail)
2018
Ink on Tyvek
80" x 160"
Cornucopia (3) (Detail)
2018
Ink on Tyvek
80" x 160"
Cornucopia (3) (Detail)
2018
Ink on Tyvek
80" x 160"
Cornucopia with Roses
2018
Ink on Tyvek
68" x 96"
Landscape with Moon
2017
Tyvek mopa mopa, india ink
18" x 22" approx.
Cornucopia with Yellow Flowers
2019
Ink on Tyvek
45" x 67"
Cornucopia with Pineapples
2019
Ink on Tyvek
32" x 48"
Cornucopia with Snakes
2019
Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"
Cornucopia with Blue Birds
2019
Ink on Tyvek
60" x 80"