Steel spiritual element is fire. It is healing, protection, anti-nightmare. As a modern metal steel blocks negative vibes and energy giving you balance. Steel has a relationship to your solar plexus. Ancient massage scraping tools are made of steel. Tuning forks are also made of steel. Steel knives under bed have been known to protect you from nightmares. I am Attracted to this metal its shiny, smooth, silky object, body so hard and strong.. This sculpture is made of steel.
In this piece, we experience industrial sound repetition, steel sculpture and video of steel sculpture . We see a sculpture in a corner, rectangles metal tubes with rounded corners stacked on top of each other, with a projection of the sculpture directly on it and through it and behind it. The structure’s shadow is visible in addition to the sculpture and projection itself, adding a third dimension to the piece. Each element of this sculpture is merely a replica of the original, yet there are variations of this same concept being played out simultaneously. The viewer must decide, or experience, one perspective at a time. This places the subject in a perpetual state of infinite duality, It is a challenge to simply observe all three elements simultaneously, as the human mind does not typically work in this way. Each moment there may be another interpretation or experience of the same object, each subject may experience the same thing but this will inevitably happen at different times.
In February of 2020 a time before Covid, I traversed from art fair to art fair in Mexico City for a duration of 5 hours until I arrived at the QiPO for opening and closing night.
11 white dresses, on metal cake pan, 111 tomatoes, 111 bullet shells
In this piece we experience a woman with bullet shells and a cake pan, shaking of the bullet shells in a rhythmic pattern of repetition of slow beats to a multitude of beats; it sounds like machine guns.
11 is the master number, which means it resonates as an extremely high vibration. It is an angel number that represents transmutation of your personal power to a higher, more spiritual level. It’s a master number associated with spiritual illumination and our inner teacher. It’s a symbol of spiritual awakening. It resonates in an extremely high vibration.
There are 11 white dresses.
The number 1 represents independence and motivation.
There is 1 cake pan; which represents all the mothers of the earth who have lost children to gun violence.
111 signifies new beginnings, and an ability to let go, and move forward. There are 111 tomatoes.
They are like a ritual of cleansing when squished on the bullet shells.
There are 111 bullet shells. Bullet shells in military funerals inform us the dead are cared for. Shells can also represent a pause in fighting.
The tomatoes are flesh
The bullets are violence, worldwide
When I stack the bullet shells, I’m having a funeral for all those who have been killed by these bullets.
The whole thing is a ritual, no different than one may perform in a religion.
Violence of this type must end; or we will continue this endless cycle of fruitless death. When will humanity rise to the occasion; of seeing eye to eye;
Instead of vengeance; in the name of an eye for an eye.