MANIFIESTO

Mi compromiso con la creación artística consiste en observar el mundo, la naturaleza y a mi misma, en encontrar pequeños detalles y resaltarlos, en la reflexión y el planteamiento de ideas mediante la producción misma. Trabajo con diferentes materiales modificándolos y transformándolos hasta que adquieren sentido, fuerza y carga sentimental; hasta que logran comunicar eso que quiero decir. Pienso que una obra debe ser un objeto amigo, al que hacemos cómplice, que nos expresa o nos cuestiona con su mera presencia.

La Frontera Encounters Along the Border 2023


"3185cm cristalizacion"
How much does a teardrop weight?
how much time can they last without disappearing?
what about if they are many?..
This pieces are made to commemorate 10 years of "la Frontera" first exhibition, the idea hasn´t change much, they are made of 3,185cm (same as the border in km.) silk thread covered with knots that remain each person who tried, it´s red color has fade away giving place to thousands maybe millions of mini crystalized tears from persons that buried them dreams of a better future at the border, leaving them familys and country, and form all who remained waiting for their return that will never happen.

"el peso de 318"

The weight of 3185
This piece is a silk thread full of small knots that measures 3185cm, referring to the measurement in km.of Mexico and United States border. Its original color has faded by the passage of time and leaves room for small crystals that slowly grow until they become large, solid stones that speak to us of crystalized tears and weight left by the absences of those who could not cross or those who managed to cross but never returned.

"3185 en mi corazon"

To commemorate 10 years since the first exhibition of "La Frontera, Encounters Along the Border" a series of parallel exhibitions are held in both countries for which we were invited to make a series of new pieces on this topic.

The Mexican border with the United States measures 3,185 km, thousands of kilometers are dented by death and injustice, by buried dreams; The 3185cm necklace is a kind of mantra made up of thousands of knots reminding people who buried their illusions along those kilometers. After 10 years nothing has changed, or maybe just the total death toll.
These pieces, faded by the passage of time, are covered with crystals that tell us about those people and the many who remained waiting for their return, about all the crystallized tears and people they left behind.

Para conmemorar 10 años de la primera muestra de "La Frontera, Encounters Along the Border" se realizan una serie de muestras paralelas en ambos países para la cual fuimos convocados a hacer una serie de piezas nuevas a cerca de este tema.

La frontera México con Estados Unidos mide 3185km, son miles de kilómetros mellados de muerte e injusticia, de sueños sepultados; El collar 3185cm es una especie de mantra conformado por miles de nudos que recuerdan a las personas que enterraron sus ilusiones a lo largo de esos kilómetros. Después de 10 años nada ha cambiado, o quizás tal vez simplemente el numero total de muertos.
Estas piezas desteñidas por el paso del tiempo, están cubiertas de cristales que nos hablan de esas personas y de las muchas que quedaron esperando su regreso, de todas las lagrimas cristalizadas y del peso que ellas dejaron.


 

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