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This series of work is inspirerd by Asturian landscapes and evokes the Victorian tragic heroines of such works as Wuthering Heights and Tess of the D´Urbavilles. They represnt female isolation, the dark scapegoats in society, never truely belonging with other people, searching in nature for meaning...
This work "Mother of the Immigrant" is inspired by Ramón Muriedas 1970 "Madre del Emigrante" sculpture, which can be seen in Gijón, Asturias. A haunting, evocative piece portraying a mother´s anguish at her sons leaving for the Americas for a better life, reflected today in the inverse...from Argentina back to Asturias...
May 14th, 2009
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