Journey of a yellow man no.9: Trees Resurrection
"Simposio International De Escultura Mexico-Japan",
Chiapa de Corso, Chiapas, Mexico,
I was participating in an international sculpture symposium that was commemorating the 100 years anniversary of Japanese immigration to Mexico. In front of our hotel runs a beautiful river and tall trees, that to me was such unique splendor. To my surprise another Mexican artist who grew up there told me what we saw today had been a grander forest with clean rivers flowing and it was decimated by development. His lamentations motivated me to make a homage to nature working around the trees, looking closely and stroking them and picking up as much fallen branches as I am able to carry them and presenting them at the entrance of the symposium venue. I placed the branches in a bundle and wrote the words with corn to “live in harmony with nature”.