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Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

Huesos vivientes (living bones)

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (b. 1978, Guatemala City, Guatemala; lives in Guatemala City, Guatemala)

Huesos vivientes (living bones) is inspired by bone tissue patterns and is embedded with dozens of small sculptures that move slightly in the wind. Collectively, the sculptures speak of personal experience, human companions, dreams, and fears. The sculpture is influenced by the uncommon ossifying cancer of the artist’s mother; after Ramírez-Figueroa heard of her diagnosis, he dreamed of pink, living bones, standing by themselves, growing young, green leaves at the tips.


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