Primeros documentos
2019-2020
Series that reinterprets some documents designed with strict scientific precision at the time they were published. Were made by recovering images found on internet in low quality and I making an interpretation of them. 
The original images are the result of the empirical experience of an historical stage driven by exploration, reflecting the recognition of a world with expanding limits where the lines traced maps of territories confronting identities.
I am interested in their stories and on the factor that back in the times when they were produced some of those were cutting edge scientific artifacts and today have become historic documents. 
The materials chosen to make the drawings (cochineal ink and Japanese paper) become important as they belong to territories far from those represented. With their commercial introduction in the western lands it was modified the view of the “world” as a more extensive territory of the known. 

America Island, mexican cochineal ink on japanese paper, 29.5 X 37.4 in., 2019

Secunda etas mundi, mexican cochineal ink on japanese paper, 29.5 X 37.4 in., 2019

Dracco, sumi-e ink on japanese paper, 29.5 X 37.4 in., 2019

Sagitta, mexican cochineal ink on japanese paper, 19.6 X 29.5 in., 2019

Ubi oratio termino orbis terrarum, ink on canvas, 51.1 X 59.8 in., 2019

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