Sculpture – Art – El Chupacabras

The name for this sculpture was given by one friend and another person, both in different locations and times. Therefore, I decided that it was the right name to give to this sculpture.

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Art – Sculpture – Crushed Heart

Incomplete (due an accident) sculpture made of plaster.

Crushed Heart - View 1
Crushed Heart - View 1
Crushed Heart - View 2
Crushed Heart - View 2
Crushed Heart - View 3
Crushed Heart - View 3
Crushed Heart - View 4
Crushed Heart - View 4
Crushed Heart - View 5
Crushed Heart - View 5
Crushed Heart - View 6
Crushed Heart - View 6
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 1
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 1
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 2
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 2
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 3
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 3
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 4
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 4
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 5
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 5
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 7
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 7
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 8
Crushed Heart - Making of - View 8
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Art – Sculpture – Paranoia

I created this sculpture while I was student of Ronald Gonzales at Binghamton University (http://ronaldgonzalez.com).
Thanks for him and his class, I discover my passion of doing sculptures as a hobby.

Paranoia

Do you feel suspicious? Or do you sense that other people want to do you harm? We are, in some degree, paranoid.

Our perception makes us change our actions in response to what surround us, to what we perceive as personally threatening. We chronically think that others are lying or cheating us in some way or another. We cannot confide ourselves to others for fear of being betrayed. Comments or events are misinterpreted as personally threatening. Insulting us, making us have long-term grudges against others. We see others actions and/or words as a direct attack in some way or another, therefore we counterattack. We think that the whole world is pitted against us. We suffer of hallucinations, fictional scenarios build inside our mind that lack of contact with reality. We take extreme actions which are completely out of proportion to what is really going on. Not only paranoia affect us, but also we make sure that it affects those who surround us.

This sculpture is made of plaster. The main colors are black and white. Inspired by the comic “Sin City” by Frank Miller, the eyes were colored. Each pair of eyes are pointing  to different directions, left, right, up and stray providing a feeling of searching for something. Black is used to provide a shadow and also to make the effect that each head goes further out.

This sculpture is a mirror. This is a reflection of that part of us that make us nuts. This is a way to say, STOP! Life is not a soup opera. Real life is not a distorted version of what is shows on TV, but TV is a distorted way to show reality. We cannot seclude ourselves to fear. We have to use fear and not being used by it. Fear is paranoid and paranoid is fear.

Alejandro G. Carlstein Ramos Mejia

Paranoia - View 1
Paranoia - View 1
Paranoia - View 2
Paranoia - View 2
Paranoia - View 3
Paranoia - View 3
Paranoia - View 4
Paranoia - View 4
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Art – Sculpture – More than Skin

I created this sculpture while I was student of Ronald Gonzales at Binghamton University (http://ronaldgonzalez.com).
Thanks for him and his class, I discover my passion of doing sculptures as a hobby.

More than Skin

We have to ability to see the fines discernment, distinctions. We have the power to impose judgment to others. In order to be different, we discriminate. We search for any excuses. We are very creative in finding reasons to discriminate others. We failed to see is what is behind the superficial.

Between the most finest human creations, we have responsible to create the following ways to discriminate: We discriminate middle-aged and elderly people for being old when we will older sooner or later. We abuse people who are overweight when we perhaps are anorexic.  We abuse members of another race and after we take vacations in their countries. We show favoritism to relatives or close friends by giving them jobs and then comply when someone else not qualified get the job we wish obtain. Sexism, the opposite sex is always inferior to our sex. We discriminate homosexuals, when we perhaps like the same sex but we don’t want to recognize it. We go out, blinded in our egos,  treating a person or group with different religious beliefs than ours, when we may change of religions in the future. The list can go on and on; however, human beings are more complex than that.

This sculpture is made of plaster. The main colors are black and white. Inspired by the comic “Sin City” by Frank Miller, the eyes and tongue were colored. Starting from a view in which the skull is seems. A person can go around and start discovering sections being added. First, the person will discover an eye, then the muscles, and finally the skin. The black base is used to move the eyes of the spectator to the midpoint of the sculpture, regardless the angles it being see.

The thing that may be seem has an imperfection, as difference, is indeed the essence of beauty and originality of this world. These imperfections prevent us to be just one cheap copy of each other. These differences provide us variety to our life. As the title imply, there is more than skin. There is more than the eye can see.

Alejandro G. Carlstein Ramos Mejia

More than Skin - front view
More than Skin - front view
More than Skin - Front view - Eye close view
More than Skin - Front view - Eye close view
More than Skin - Side view
More than Skin - Side view
More than Skin - Back view
More than Skin - Back view
More than Skin - Back view - Close view muscles and skin
More than Skin - Back view - Muscle and skin close view
More than Skin - Back view - Mouth close view
More than Skin - Back view - Mouth close view
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