Seventy Times Seven

Group exhibition  |  Sala Juárez, Guadalajara  |  2011

This series was born after a thorough redecoration of my studio in Guadalajara. A couple of days after having spent endless hours repainting it all, strange spots started to appear on the walls facing the street. I notified my landlord who didn’t really pay much attention until a couple of weeks later when the spots had grown ten times the initial size. The diagnosis, a broken water pipe. I then photographed the spots on the wall which took unexpected shapes. I thought it a beautiful metaphor of the way we process grievance: whatever it is not dealt with inside, will always find its way out.