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    This are some details of a very personal illustrated letter I sent to my mother for her birthday. Last winter, after two very uncertain years, I … Read More
    This are some details of a very personal illustrated letter I sent to my mother for her birthday. Last winter, after two very uncertain years, I decided to settle in Madrid for good. My sister moved out to Germany a few months before my decision, and so our small family suddenly was completely transformed and divided in three different countries, half in one continent, half in another. Goals and wishes come true, bringing with them ambiguous and mixed feelings. Is a contradiction between the challenging experience of being "outside", its peculiar happyness-uncertainty-tiredness, and the feeling of distance and loss. What is to belong becomes a constant question, a desire and an impossibility. At the same time this is the engine of my work, what keeps me moving and what made me meet the people I love now. It was both wonderful and painful to do this letter. I cried a lot while doing it, and still cry when I see it now that my mom sent me the scanned images. I share this because although is extremely intimate, I consider it a very important part of my recent work. In a non religious approach, is my way to honor the graphic tradition of Mexico I think has the closest meaning and use for people, with is the ex voto tradition: to say thank you and make it visible. I´m greatful for my family, my childhood and my present. Read Less
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