Digital paintings

THE SOIL WHERE WOMEN DISAPPEAR

CIUDAD JUÁREZ

Ciudad Juárez is located on the Mexican border with the United States, in the middle of the Chihuahuan desert. Since the 1990s it has been infested by the murder of women whose bodies are found in different parts of the region, and others that never appear. The local authorities treat the cases with impunity so the specific reason of this never-ending feminicide is still unknown.

These bodies have been found in mostly desertic soil (sometimes first by scavengers or birds of prey). I made a list of the flowers that grow there and as a homage, using my imagination, I made these large-scale digital paintings showing the visual theory of the soul of each of those flowers.

ANODA CRISTATA – Violetta


RUMEX OBTUSIFOLIUS – Dock flower


CYLINDROPUNTIA IMBRICATA – Cane cholla blossom


LOPHOPHORA WILLIAMSII – Peyote flower

ERYNGIUM CARLINAE – Mexican Thistle