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Pupas are ceramics sculptures crated during my stay in Ishoken, Japan, those are spherical forms made out of porcelain slabs, decorated with Japanese traditional transfer paper inside and over glazed with silver.


 

Pupa series   2019                              
112  x  75 cm                        
Porcelain, decoles, glaze, silver


The pupa is phase in insects life between larva and adult and it is happening in a process known as metamorphoses. When the caterpillar is full grown and stops eating, it becomes a pupa. The pupa of butterflies is also called a chrysalis. This stage can last from a few weeks, a month or even longer. Some species have a pupal stage that lasts for two years. During this stage It may look like nothing is going on but big changes are happening inside. Special cells that were present in the larva are now growing rapidly. They will become the legs, wings, eyes and other parts of the adult butterfly.
 
Therefore I wanted symbolically to show a process that was happening to us when we are exposed to the new environment and new culture. Sometimes those influences, even if we can feel them, are invisible from outside and it takes a while until they become visible and recognizable.


Pupa series 2019
110 x 85 cm
Porcelain, decal, glaze, silver


   
Pupa series 2019
90 x 67 cm
Porcelain, decal, glaze, silver






Pupa series 2018
40 x 60 cm
Porcelain, decal, glaze, silver