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La Maga (2020) 12 in x 16 in Inkjet print, wood


From my journal Diarios del Fango:

I am attempting to archive a memory, to freeze the rapidly aging natural material.

I created the image from a portion of a cliff, a soil covered in fern plants that rose above. There are dried fern leaves, stems, and other wild plants growing around them.
Different types of Puerto Rican soil made into pigments, Fern leaves dipped in gel, pigment mixed with a binder, and a root dipped in gel.

The design of the frame resembles the hierarchy of colonial power structures holding in higher standards of processed goods. It goes back to my fundamental idea of the colonial frame as the package. This piece is a form of a studio archive of a diary within a diary.