Through traditional and non-traditional use of drawing I explore ideas of hybridity, violence, memory and visibility. Different strategies are employed in my creative process in order to subordinate the contradictory into a delicate and imaginative order. The approaches may vary, but the banana fruit as well as Victorian ornamentation remain vital in my recent creative process.
Through a series of large scale charcoal drawings I explore ornamentation and its role in contemporary culture. Victorian chandeliers, reminiscent of a colonial past proliferate from banana bunches, alluding to a tragic and violent history in a “Banana Republic” such as Colombia. These hybrid images attempt to evidence the complicit and amnesic nature of ornamentation and its relationship with tragedy.