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July 2009

El Corazon (Heart)

(This piece has been already sold out but you will be able to see at 

Couturier Gallery in Sept. 2009 - Reception on Sept. 12 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

I remember reading something like this somewhere: "The heart is the only broken instrument that works" I liked this idea because it is so true. Thinking about this idea is how I started developing the piece below titled El Corazon.

19Heart
 

Nothing makes you grow more than the process of healing a broken heart. I lost track of how many times my heart has been broken over the years, but at this point in my life and after experiencing pain in all its colors and shapes I can say that I feel stronger than ever. 

Cabeza copy

The best part of surviving pain is that you become a braver person and your fears get reduced to the minimum, they don't rule you anymore.

Gotas copy 

By getting rid of your fears and your insecurities you liberate your heart so it becomes easier to connect with everything around you, but most importantly with other people and with yourself.

Center1 copy

Believe it or not, what people fear the most is other people, we fear rejection from other people, or lack of acceptance. But what really happens is that we're projecting our own fears on other people.

Gota copy 

Life is too precious to waste time and energy feeding our fears, let's them stay as small as possible and let's redirect all that energy to being positive and creative and strong.

Hand copy

The best time for doing that is right now that we're alive. 

Pies copy

And the best way to make that happen is by taking small steps, one at a time, in the direction of our dreams. Only we know what we want, what we need and what we can do and only WE can take those little necessary steps to get where we want to get.

Perspectiva copy

But the journey starts in our heart. If your heart has been broken once or twice or many times just pick up your instrument and don't give up making your own music because remember:  "The heart is the only broken instrument that works" :)


Self-Contained

Hola my friend!

Today I wanted to share this papercut with you, the title is Self-Contained. This piece will be at Couturier Gallery in September of this year. Lots of ideas came to my mind when I was creating this piece. 

6. Self-Contained
 

When my brother came to visit us we enjoyed the luxury of having long conversations. We talked about so many things. Talking with my brother is a gift to me because we have the exact same background; we come from the same mother, we grew up in the same place and on top of everything we have very similar ways to see the world. Then we both have two children: a boy and a girl and both of our boys are Autistic.

1head copy

Many of the things that we talked about had to do with the ideas behind this piece, like for example: taking care of the people that we love plus taking care of ourselves while doing so. It sounds simple but this is, in my opinion, one of the greatest challenges that we face as parents of young children. The good news is that this is possible. The secret is only one: don't ever give up your dreams, don't forget about yourself because the happier you are the more you can give to all people in your life :)

2upper body copy


self-contained definition

self·-contained (-kən tānd)

adjective

  1. keeping one's affairs to oneself; reserved
  2. showing self-command or self-control
  3. having all working parts, complete with motive power, in an enclosed unit: said of machinery
  4. having within oneself or itself all that is necessary; self-sufficient, as a community