NO CREO EN LAS BRUJAS. PERO QUE LAS HAY, LAS HAY (I don't believe in witches, but there are) -... Read More
NO CREO EN LAS BRUJAS. PERO QUE LAS HAY, LAS HAY (I don't believe in witches, but there are) - Mixed Media (2020) Ed.1
Paraffin, soot, human hair, spices, tobacco, natural stones, needles, eyelashes, wood, plants, gold, bone and glass
33 x 33 x 3.3cm each (series composed of 15 pieces)
For NO CREO EN LAS BRUJAS I experiment with organic materials: paraffin, human hair, spices and plants. To them I add gold, glass and needles. I use the kitchen stove to bake my work. I am attracted by the matter transformation of state, by the way the ensemble changes from solid to liquid to solid during the casting process. How the colours change, and some elements resist to heat. It has something of magic or alchemical. But at the same time, a latency that resembles analog photography, where the image emerges from the invisible.
Things are not built as such, they are negative forms, a reverse process of image construction. I move the hot elements inside the mold and I cannot see through the volume, because the paraffin becomes opaque as it solidifies; the final image will only be visible upon unmolding it the next day. What brings me to the photographic development time once more.
My artistic vocabulary during the pandemic period was built within the inner space. Working and living in the same environment, I go through my own drawers, revisiting and incorporating things that I have kept or set aside - mentally or physically. These works are extensions of the female, the domestic. Biomorphic self-portraits, but above all a reflection on the place and space in which the mind chose to inhabit.