11” x 14” – acrylic on canvas board – 2011
I started this painting with the idea of rendering organic shapes with the Color Wheel. I often find myself playing with objects in the background and foreground, and capriciously placing them as two-dimensional elements. The opportunity to place these elements suspended in air then came up with the music instrument. These colorful elements became the outcome of the instrument manipulation; symbolizing the different moods that music encompasses.
Another element that I used as a symbol is the butterfly. In some pre-Hispanic cultures, like in the Aztec, butterflies were considered as the souls of deceased ones. These butterflies are drawn in the pre-Hispanic/Aztec style. The ambiguity between these butterflies that seem to appear in the background as in the foreground, serve as a reference to my own cultural background and my own present state.