Semana Santa / Holy week

Skills: Paintings
During residency in Guatemala I witnessed the destruction of the very elaborate dyed sawdust rugs that are carefully assembled on the streets of Guatemala so the catholic procession can walk over them. As soon as the procession is over, within seconds, the municipal team comes and sweeps it up creating a brand new beauty from this destruction.

 

Durante una residencia en Guatemala, fui testigo de la destrucción de las elaboradas alfombras de aserrín teñido que se arman cuidadosamente en las calles para que la procesión católica pase sobre ellas. Apenas la procesión pasa, en segundos, la municipalidad viene y barre estas alfombras, creando una belleza nueva de esta destrucción.

 

Semana Santa No. 1, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 80", 2017

 

 

Semana Santa No. 2, acrylic on canvas, 45" x 64", 2017

 

 

Semana Santa No. 3, acrylic on canvas, 45" x 64", 2018

 

 

Semana Santa No. 4, acrylic on canvas, 45" x 64", 2018

 

 

Barrida No. 1, inkjet and acrylic paint on paper, 11" x 15", 2017

 

 

Barrida No. 2, inkjet and acrylic paint on paper, 11" x 15", 2017

 

 

Barrida No. 3, inkjet and acrylic paint on paper, 11" x 15", 2017

 

 

Barrida No. 4, inkjet and acrylic paint on paper, 11" x 15", 2017

 

 

Barrida No. 5, inkjet and acrylic paint on paper, 11" x 15", 2017

 

 

Barrida No. 6, inkjet and acrylic paint on paper, 11" x 15", 2017