As I was coming of age as an artist in Mexico City during the 1980s and the early 1990s, I worked primarily in the studio, creating works on paper that sought connections between the inner self and nature by looking to the natural environment. Seeds and germination offered to me the perfect metaphor: a seed can remain dormant for an extended period until one day—placed in the right conditions combining moisture, warmth, and light—that seed that had remained unchanged for years begins to sprout, undergoing continuous transformations henceforth. In my drawings, I was searching for a way to communicate visually what happens on an interior and intimate level—when our interior...

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