This project began as an exploration of the relationship between missionaries and California Native American groups.
I considered that we all —both the descendants of the native peoples. and those of European descent (therefore, the multicultural fabric that resulted)— share notions and values ​​because we are all human, despite the polar positions they played in this moment of history.  I also believed this legacy could be investigated through a visual approach, looking for overlaps of what is/was common to both. The idea was to explore this warp. I quickly realized that my thesis on the

overlap between the world of ethnic groups and that of  missionaries, would not be easy to examine, and that my interest belonged in exploring thoughtforms as a vehicle of interaction with reality, and transformation. [1]
My introductory research on Native American and Franciscan cosmologies—the painful history of California's original tribes and Spanish and American settlers—has led me to consider the ways in which society perpetuates those dynamics, which are projected into the future through of our own thoughts.

[1] I explain the process that lead to this radical shift, in the mental maps page.
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Transmigration of Ruin was developed with the generous help of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), an organism for the promotion of culture of the Government of Mexico.
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