Renacimiento, 2017
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My mother’s obsession with plants manifested into the series, "Renacimiento", which translates from Spanish to ‘Rebirth.’ 
By using her green thumb and innate creativity, she transforms what is known as mass-produced commercial single use items into practical pots that allow life a new opportunity to flourish. When thinking about a highly unnatural and harmful material such as plastic, which is mindlessly used and disposed of, I imagine an unconscious world consumed by environmental and emotional pollution. Instead, plants generate thoughts of peace, protection, abundance and knowledge where self-awareness, clean water and nourishing foods are present. By symbolically intertwining the two, the contrast may serve as a reminder that we have the ability to create our own reality outside of preconceived notions. It is important to remain grounded, curious and responsible with a willingness to take action if we want to live in a better world.