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Medical Collection

There are two visual constants in my medical collection: one is the barcode, and the other are the mathematic coding measurements. 

The first refers to all the personal medical records I’ve compiled through the years from care in different countries. Each country assigned a numeric code to my medical information, and the U.S. also included a barcode. Using this overwhelming amount of numbers and barcodes in my work comments on the health system’s inability to unite every lab test or X-ray and diagnose my medical conditions beyond Fibromyalgia. The measurements displayed on my pieces are the evaluations from my physical therapy sessions. During these sessions, doctors evaluate if my performance is within the range they expect or if more recovery is needed. For me, physical therapy is one of the most traumatic parts of my surgery recovery.

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Lady in White

Lady in White

This piece is one of three vessels that describes different stages of pain I started to suffer after surgery and how I strive to adapt during the recovery process.

Bones Studies (Fragment of a Sculpture)

Bones Studies (Fragment of a Sculpture)

Joint Studies

Joint Studies

For this series of joint studies I used high contrast and deep carving to create an intensity to each position displayed.

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Rectus Femoris, Lesser Trochanter

Rectus Femoris, Lesser Trochanter

Drawing and measurements are my way of expressing my desire to keep control of this body.

Narciso Resting

Narciso Resting

With this piece I was exploring how to combine drawing and glass to create functional pottery.

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Hips Don't Lie

Hips Don't Lie

I enjoy creating work with layers both conceptually and visually.

Inside a Bone Collector

Inside a Bone Collector

These "Resting" poses represents the beauty of contemplation. Like looking into a mirror that's at the same time a well, lake or ocean.

Labrum Tear

Labrum Tear

That series of four tiles show "Resting Women" coming together. The fusion of multiple bodies show the concept of a new collective body through medical intervention.

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Handful

Handful

This vase describes the carpal tunnel pain in my left hand. Every piece of art I create is a product of this conflict between my urgency to create and the physical conditions that constrain me.

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