Nuevo Mundo, Ceramic and string. 2020

The Masks draw on the history of colonization in Latin America. Symbolism such as the Inti (Sun God), Andean mountain ranges, gold, the catholic cross and the Ships (La Niña, La Pinta and La Santa Maria); all give context and narrative, that can be interpreted by the viewer while interacting with the piece. The masks are based on a reflection of tragedy and lost, and on the nostalgia and fate of people who suffered. As an Ecuadorian- American, I draw inspiration from my heritage and culture, I look into history and my own identity and apply it to a contemporary context and dialog. The viewer plays an essential role in the piece as we interacts and deliver meaning when “wearing” the masks, and judge for ourselves how it would be like to be somebody else.