"This piece consists of the union of two seemingly unrelated materials to create 60 flags that represent the stable and consistent posture that nature possesses to endure over time. This piece seeks the union between natural and geometric forms, between the technological and the organic, to create a quasi-fantastic environment, which questions the relationship between the piece and the place in which it is presented, which questions its own integrity, while reestablishing some parameters in terms of economic value related to the materials to produce art.
The title of the piece Du'uej gui means Thread of Sun and is written in Triqui language, which is the largest and most diversified linguistic family in Mexico. The languages of this family are spoken from the state of San Luis Potosi, Pame, to the state of Oaxaca, Zapotec. There were languages that belonged to this family and were spoken in Chiapas, Chiapaneco, and in parts of Central America, Subtiaba and Mangue. The latter languages are now extinct.
It is an in situ installation designed specifically for the exhibition "Of beauty and consolation", this installation although it was thought as a single unit, it is composed of two main sections, one is the section of the branches with the gold leaf, the number 5 of the Vis Viva series, which in latin means Living Force, a concept used in particle physics to define its movement, this term is normally considered as the double of kinetic energy, the intention of this project is to evidence this natural force as a foundation for life and use it as a compositional element in this piece. The second part, with two deer, corresponds to the series Can you smell maths. These deer, male and female, have balls between their antlers and golden arrows embedded in their backs, respectively.
I liked this title because of the metaphorical question related to an idyllic day in the forest where the sun's rays bathe the place and the light fragments in space.
This work was influenced from Felix Gonzalez Torres waterfall pieces." - Gabriel Rico