the fin-de-siecle approaches, the need to assess and re-evaluate symbolic structures
becomes apparent. In order to do so these symbols need to be explored and perhaps
even remembered. What purpose did/do they serve? Can they be meaningfully reinterpreted
for an age that has forgotten its mythos -- the
foundation of a culture's ethics. Sadly enough, the storyteller has been silenced. Societies walk toward the abandonment of meaning and purpose.
My work has returned to an unspoken past. Submersion into societal structures left no room for a submissive culture. Yet these outside realities soon soured. My cultural past demanded attention and cried for a voice. Intrigue turned into obsession and I thrived on my forgotten history.
The themes in my work are interpretations and re-translations of life, death, mythology/"cuentos", and colloquial and universal dieties -- My nurture and my nature. My work has a genealogical foundation. I cannot deny the cacophany of demands -- albeit the justification of diverse forms in my work. This fusion
and separation of socio-historical systems and their symbolic values define my work. It is this restructuring of a (buried) collective wisdom that inspires and necessitates the creative process. Here, representation and expression become mimetic and cliche. Neither can concepts be abstracted. These are not my tenets. Communion is integral and defines my path.
Mysticism saturates my work. Glitter adds that meta-mythic element - elevating the transitory to the level of epic. Glitter also connotes the excessive use of an image and bears witness to its mass production. And yet some images can not be denied their beauty, which glitter glorifies. Denial of my inherited mysticism
has left me prostate in the face of nihilism. But inaction is not my fate. Rendering an object immortal is more to my taste.