Piece created for the collective art exhibition NI+NI- about gender equality
When I made this piece I thought of that which is irrevocably present and with certainty in all things and beings disregarding gender, age, culture, or anything else. The essence is the pure form of being that withholds nature in its raw form and manifestation, it is something that one can see clearly in animals, children, or in people with close contact with it. The essence has a power that can be nurtured and developed, and unfortunately as we grow old it grows dormant in us humans. But it is always there, inside, at the base of everything, like the skeleton, and it is essential for living.
Santiago, Dominican Republic 2016.