Chumberas, 2016.
Cactu’s skeletons, wire, paint.

Years ago the region of Murcia, Spain, suffered a plague that caused a massive destruction of the Chumbera cactus, fundamental part of the region’s flora. Along the mountainside, numerous skeletons of these huge plants still remain, dissecting under the intense sun of this increasingly desertic area.  

The layers of this material were collected, bleached, moistened and shed to be later converted into a series of jewelry and appliques that involved my own body. The dead and decaying organic material, that reminded the ecological catastrophe that crossed the region, was manipulated into a fragile and meticulous ornament. No form could be imposed given its fragility and this created an intrinsic dialogue between these dead bodies and my own.