24″ T X 18″ W X 18″ D Found Objects: Arbol de Vidas, hand blown glass heart, wooden skulls, beads, resin constructions, re-purposed wood.
The Mexican culture has a very healthy attitude towards cycles of life, death and love. Inspired by the aesthetic of my second home, my indigenous ethnic origins and my age. This series asks “Is love a social construct? “How do YOU want to grow old and die.” My discussions with the elders and millennials in Zihuatenjo informed my choices of power objects in this series,
” Over the years, I have spent many intriguing hours visiting the cemeteries of Mexico. Each plot is a space simply waiting for the next visit from loved ones who remember the food, music, culture and art the person who has passed by bringing gifts, playing music and leaving food and memorabilia.
My discussions with the elders and millennials in Zihuatenjo informed my choices of power objects in this series and is created from a variety of precious materials to celebrate our universal human experience.