Conversations with Rocks
“Art says things that history cannot,” Beatriz González. The world is constantly changing, updating, deleting, and adjusting to interferences, and barriers. My work expresses my internal dialogue with this world, while my collaborators- news, relationships, and interactions- bring their own encumbrances to the table demanding my attention and manipulation. Drawing on my Colombian roots, these spaces meld envisioned and actual visits with memories of conversations about national parks, lost artifacts, and ancient sites.
The juxtapositions of objects seen in this series reveal narratives about personal situations that investigate a social theory of rocks with visual metaphors, myths or archetypal stories, deconstructing emotional textures, and untouched interactions. While many of the images include real places in Bogotá, Zipaquirá, or Tabio, these structures engender a closer look at imaginary social interactions, authenticity, and taking measure.