The Ceiba was considered a holy tree among the old Hispanic cultures in Latin America.
This type of tree, because of its majesty and its strong roots, was considered in many cultures as the center of the world, the heart from where all forces in the world ran.
This work talks about the confluence in an image of several cultural and social phenomena; it tries to represent a whole culture with a single image (or, at least, that is the intention of it).
In the “Yoruba” religion, the Ceiba is a powerful image; it is like a church, like a place of resistance.
Forest on the Walls. 2009. inflatable sculpture, 197x118x79” aprox.
“SELVA EN LAS PAREDES” (JUNGLE ON THE WALLS)
This series deals with the idea of using natural shapes as a way of expressing a state of mind, and the idea of how wildness can emerge from any place, as well as showing the double meaning that some natural shapes may hide. This series is also a way of paying homage to the Cuban artist Wifredo Lam