Ink on paper

Sketches of "Turtle woman"


After 3 years of being involved in the management of an environmental entity and the extraction of turtles that were found dead in the Colombian Orinoquía region, I appropriated their shells, into which I made a number of cuts to reveal the interior, the vault, the house.

As an initial idea, I asked 70 women by mail that if they were a Mujer Tortuga what would they carry on their backs and from their answers, I built a new object, which I then drew by means of many hours of observation. The self-referentiality of these objects within the shell of the turtles, began to fade (transforming) in an intuitive way, until it disappeared completely and a new organism began to emerge.