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Trepanations (2016): coated aluminum and ceramics.

 

Inspired in the trepanations carried out the old Peruvian culture Paracas, by which they removed a section of the skull to remove tumors, and replaced it with a piece of metal. Also Paracas culture is known for having elongated the skulls of their leaders. In these works I established a parallel between the elongated skulls and the disproportionate population of Lima the capital (and head) of Peru and the rest of the country (body). The bricks texture refers to the appearance of the raw architecture of the shanty-towns that surround Lima, where most of the people who migrate to Lima from the country side live. The aluminum shape attached to the skulls makes reference to the influence that migrants receive from large cities and viceversa.