Time and distance are two concepts that separate my life from the place I grew up and my love ones, my family. Rings of Growth is an expression of a sentiment that is really close to my heart. Through the materials and subject matter, I intend to evoke the beauty of the environment where I grew up, as nature and my family. My mother, my father, my sister, my niece, my grandmother, etc. keep growing as any other plant or tree does; their skin changes, as the leaves of a tree, do. Our bodies go through several changes through time, and it can be registered on our skin; scars, freckles, wrinkles, indications of our growth. Trees develop rings of growth, the endless pattern that simulates wrinkles and an indication of the importance of life.
Oil paint and charcoal