The content and sources for my images originate from photographs published by the media, which depict crude and raw forensic evidence describing cartel and law enforcement violence surrounding the drug-trade in Mexico where thousands of people die every year.
Using erasure as language, metaphors, and visual metonymies to tie together process and subject matter I explore the idea of perception, memory and transformation.
This body of work is created through the use of a laser-engraver, a violent process since it uses an output of a high-powered laser to create cardboard matrices; the cardboard burns through the process leaving a layer of soot on the surface allowing it to then be transferred to paper.
This work is derived from a need to find meaning in these brutal events that re-positions the corpse in our field of vision, reminding us that our physical existence is finite.
the series consist of 58 images
from Cd. Juárez, Chih. México
the same technique was used to create an edition of the series in a smaller format
To see more of the smaller version of this series visit the PRINT EDITIONS gallery