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My work explores how different systems of power influence the life of the individual and, as a result of gradual homogenization, of the masses. I build my work by exploring how social, educational, technological and scientific developments directly affect the more abstract but fixed qualities that have always stirred human actions such as sexual impulse, ambition, progress, and curiosity. Gender in my work does not exclusively stand for the literal depiction of sexual differences, but they refer to the dual nature of the mind, commonly known as the left and right brain hemispheres, and all their inherent characteristics. My recurrent use of women and children is twofold. First, they stand as universal archetypes, such as in the case of the Virgin and Christ, and second, they become a gauge for self-identification based on my perception that women and children suffer the greater consequences of the improper management of power, such as violence and corruption, compromising at the same time the qualities associated with their respective archetypes, such as purity, care, innocence and divinity. It is my intent to understand the impacts of the ubiquity of violence and the displacement of power in my life while viewing its effects in other human beings in order to discern how this understanding molds my own identity and role in society.