False Nature  is a series of works in which I explore the natural world from a biological, botanical and ecological approach. My interest lies in evoking nature, not only from its composition or physical appearance, but also by its molecular and chemical structure. In addition, part of this project is based on a collaborative practice. I have been integrating plastic (polyethylene or plastic bags) that I collected in the community where I live in Bayamon City, Puerto Rico and in Baltimore City, Maryland. Using polyethylene as an integral part of the work responds to my concerns about pollution and the excess production of this material which affects our environment. The result are drawings that refer to the natural world. The synthetic material is invading and intervening the drawings as a metaphor for pollution in which we are immersed and adapted. It is a false, synthetic and toxic nature.

False Nature is a series of works in which I explore the natural world from a biological, botanical and ecological approach. My interest lies in evoking nature, not only from its composition or physical appearance, but also by its molecular and chemical structure. In addition, part of this project is based on a collaborative practice. I have been integrating plastic (polyethylene or plastic bags) that I collected in the community where I live in Bayamon City, Puerto Rico and in Baltimore City, Maryland. Using polyethylene as an integral part of the work responds to my concerns about pollution and the excess production of this material which affects our environment. The result are drawings that refer to the natural world. The synthetic material is invading and intervening the drawings as a metaphor for pollution in which we are immersed and adapted. It is a false, synthetic and toxic nature.

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Stone Circum, 2016
Stone Circum, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene 23” x 26 ½”

Stone Filis, 2016
Stone Filis, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene

27 ½”x 21 ½”

Scopulis I, 2016
Scopulis I, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper

24” x 19”

Jian, 2016
Jian, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper

13 ¼” x 14 ¾” x 4” 

Jian, 2016 (detail)
Jian, 2016 (detail)
Jian, 2016 (detail)
Jian, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016
Ganges, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper

17” x 16 ½” x 3 ½”

Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Waste Wave, 2016 (side view)
Waste Wave, 2016 (side view)

Drawing with mixed media on paper

18 ½” x 23 ½” x 7 ½” 

Waste Wave, 2016 (frontal view)
Waste Wave, 2016 (frontal view)
Coralline Algae, 2015
Coralline Algae, 2015

Drawing with mixed media on paper

24” x 19”

 

Vinculum, 2016
Vinculum, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene

10 ½” x 28" x 1 ½”

Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Waterhole: VOC, 2016
Waterhole: VOC, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper 26” x 36” x 5"

Waterhole: VOC, 2016 (detail)
Waterhole: VOC, 2016 (detail)
Waterhole: VOC, 2016 (detail)
Waterhole: VOC, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016
Aqualina, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper 26” x 36” x 5"

Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Caribbean Coral, 2016
Caribbean Coral, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene / 17 ½" x 30 ¼” x 4"

Caribbean Coral, 2016 (detail)
Caribbean Coral, 2016 (detail)
Caribbean Coral, 2016 (detail)
Caribbean Coral, 2016 (detail)
Great Garbage Patch, 2016
Great Garbage Patch, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on plexiglas.

24” x 36”

Great Garbage Patch, 2016 (detail)
Great Garbage Patch, 2016 (detail)
Great Garbage Patch, 2016 (detail)
Great Garbage Patch, 2016 (detail)
Museo Casa Roig's Gallery installation
Museo Casa Roig's Gallery installation
Arrecife antropológico, 2016
Arrecife antropológico, 2016

Wall sculpture with mixed media and polyethylene collected. Dimensions variable.

Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
  False Nature  is a series of works in which I explore the natural world from a biological, botanical and ecological approach. My interest lies in evoking nature, not only from its composition or physical appearance, but also by its molecular and chemical structure. In addition, part of this project is based on a collaborative practice. I have been integrating plastic (polyethylene or plastic bags) that I collected in the community where I live in Bayamon City, Puerto Rico and in Baltimore City, Maryland. Using polyethylene as an integral part of the work responds to my concerns about pollution and the excess production of this material which affects our environment. The result are drawings that refer to the natural world. The synthetic material is invading and intervening the drawings as a metaphor for pollution in which we are immersed and adapted. It is a false, synthetic and toxic nature.
DSC_0128.jpg
Stone Circum, 2016
Stone Filis, 2016
Scopulis I, 2016
Jian, 2016
Jian, 2016 (detail)
Jian, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016
Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Waste Wave, 2016 (side view)
Waste Wave, 2016 (frontal view)
Coralline Algae, 2015
Vinculum, 2016
Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Waterhole: VOC, 2016
Waterhole: VOC, 2016 (detail)
Waterhole: VOC, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016
Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Caribbean Coral, 2016
Caribbean Coral, 2016 (detail)
Caribbean Coral, 2016 (detail)
Great Garbage Patch, 2016
Great Garbage Patch, 2016 (detail)
Great Garbage Patch, 2016 (detail)
Museo Casa Roig's Gallery installation
Arrecife antropológico, 2016
Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)

False Nature is a series of works in which I explore the natural world from a biological, botanical and ecological approach. My interest lies in evoking nature, not only from its composition or physical appearance, but also by its molecular and chemical structure. In addition, part of this project is based on a collaborative practice. I have been integrating plastic (polyethylene or plastic bags) that I collected in the community where I live in Bayamon City, Puerto Rico and in Baltimore City, Maryland. Using polyethylene as an integral part of the work responds to my concerns about pollution and the excess production of this material which affects our environment. The result are drawings that refer to the natural world. The synthetic material is invading and intervening the drawings as a metaphor for pollution in which we are immersed and adapted. It is a false, synthetic and toxic nature.

Stone Circum, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene 23” x 26 ½”

Stone Filis, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene

27 ½”x 21 ½”

Scopulis I, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper

24” x 19”

Jian, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper

13 ¼” x 14 ¾” x 4” 

Jian, 2016 (detail)
Jian, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper

17” x 16 ½” x 3 ½”

Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Ganges, 2016 (detail)
Waste Wave, 2016 (side view)

Drawing with mixed media on paper

18 ½” x 23 ½” x 7 ½” 

Waste Wave, 2016 (frontal view)
Coralline Algae, 2015

Drawing with mixed media on paper

24” x 19”

 

Vinculum, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene

10 ½” x 28" x 1 ½”

Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Vinculum, 2016 (detail)
Waterhole: VOC, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper 26” x 36” x 5"

Waterhole: VOC, 2016 (detail)
Waterhole: VOC, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper 26” x 36” x 5"

Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Aqualina, 2016 (detail)
Caribbean Coral, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene / 17 ½" x 30 ¼” x 4"

Caribbean Coral, 2016 (detail)
Caribbean Coral, 2016 (detail)
Great Garbage Patch, 2016

Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on plexiglas.

24” x 36”

Great Garbage Patch, 2016 (detail)
Great Garbage Patch, 2016 (detail)
Museo Casa Roig's Gallery installation
Arrecife antropológico, 2016

Wall sculpture with mixed media and polyethylene collected. Dimensions variable.

Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
Arrecife antropológico, 2016 (detail)
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