I am influenced by the worlds’ indigenous people throughout the world
and their desperation from the lack of respect.
The methods of control never change. They are unjust and perpetually dispatched
by governments, corporations, independent organizations, and religious orders.
No matter what doctrine they practice or what philosophy they preach, these
entities are still displaying their darkest side.
I want this sculpture to honor the Maya that have moved on with their journey
to the upper world and also those who remain in uncertainty.
I treated the surface with duality of textures. By first removing the outer
skin of the metal and then exposing the coldness of the steel. This reminds
me of the men and women who make cold and insensitive decisions that affect
the indigenous people of the world. I have left the metal in a natural patina
state representing the indigenous relationship with nature and the death position
in the horizontal.
El Maya Murio, o resucito?
Indigenous people of the world have been exposed to some of the most uncivilized
acts ever committed. At this moment I struggle with my feelings, knowing that
someone or many people are being imprisoned, executed, and exploited, displaced,
and many times forgotten.
Chiapas is a land of rivers, mountains, jungles and wildlife. Liberally flowing,
climbing, growing, and traveling as nature intended. This is what Maya want,
In my sculpture I try to capture the flowing S shapes that represent the Usumecinta
River that flows through the jungle creating shapes without resistance. The
metal wings symbolize the Macaw. The Macaw has the freedom of choice, the
freedom to fly, eat, and nest where he chooses.
Libertad to the Maya to control their own destiny and continue their ancestral
ways. Libertad is a difficult and complex philosophy to achieve.