Sí. Existo. Yes I exist. We are part of what we leave behind to those that haven’t arrived here yet. Somos parte de lo que dejamos a aquellas que aun no han llegado aquí. Performance piece that took place at the Mexican Consulate in Miami at an installation I did as part of an […]
I want to lead a creative life, she said. I want to be surrounded by beauty. I want to challenge my notions of how things are and replace them with the questioning of what things could be. It has taken me a long time to get here. To listen to that voice I know has […]
Often I’m asked about the braiding circles. It’s not easy to explain, because this ritual means so many things at the same time. It’s a healing practice that brings to light the invisible thread that braids us together, and that we often can’t see because life blinds us and tries to convince us that everything […]
Making visible the invisible thread that braids us all together. We are one.
Every time a red traffic light changes to green, and cars take their time to advance, I think back on Swedish traffic lights, where yellow comes both before and after the red light making traffic advance quicker. I’ve always wondered why it’s not like that everywhere around the world. It’s genius, isn’t it? So much […]
We are living at a time where nothing seems to be happening, and yet the structure of society is profoundly shifting. Living in Miami is like living in a bubble. If you want, you can just live a normal life, party without masks and live in denial of the virus, and how it’s evolving. I take […]
When you look at a braid from an horizontal perspective, you’ll realize it consists of mountains and valleys. But then again, it’s just a matter of perspective: turn the braid around and you’ll see the valleys transform into mountains. Those valleys are the equivalent of those moments in which, going through adversity, or simply questioning […]
Today is the last day of the first month of a new year. It feels different to other years. The structure of what’s to come has been set. The changes in politics and the GameStop catastrophe have been reminders that the news, the economy and even the way society operates is just a castle made […]
I think we all deserve a virtual hug. We really do. Simply for waking up and doing whatever we do, putting our heart into it, when everything is against us. This year, the road we walk has had more valleys than mountains. The mountains have been steeper than never. But we are still trying. I […]
Once upon a time there was a line, one of those that should not be crossed. Straight and confident. Vertical. Parallel to humanity. Dividing the good from the bad. On one side, threats against curiosity. Warnings not to cross it. On the other, uncertainty. Darkness Nobody really knows what there is. When in doubt, most prefer to look away into the distance, from […]
I am an optimist, but the world seems to be falling apart. It’s time to build an energetic shield to protect yourself from the world.
The braid. A braid is so much more than a hair-do. This is what my braid is made of. And this is where the journey begins.
It takes a lifetime to loose respect to matter, meaning material things that were created with a specific purpose. It starts when people tell you what things are for. They mean well, but often they don’t leave room for improvisation. In Latin America, need often gives way to creativity.
My grandmother used to say to me, ‘you can lose everything, except for the things you know, because no one can take that away from you.’ It is one of those phrases that often comes back to me, and that I repeat to my children. The quarantine has taught all of us the importance of developing an inner world, which is usually a result of our individual curiosity, and is cultivated by knowledge.