Artist bio

I’m a half Colombian half Venezuelan-American born in Caracas, Venezuela but raised in the small town of Belleview, Florida. I have toured the world performing, teaching, and writing about butoh. I am a former facilitator at Himalaya Subbody Butoh and was the curator for the 2-week Serbia Butoh Retreat 2019. But who I really am is somebody who is grateful to be alive, and I express this gratitude by dancing and encouraging others to dance too. I am also drawn to increasing the accessibility of butoh to the marginalized or less privileged in our society and world. Very important to me is bringing the butoh community closer as well as collaborating with other artists of different genres. I choose integration over segregation. I choose collaboration over competition. I was classically trained in Ballet and Modern Dance at Hillsborough Community College (2010 – 2012) and University of South Florida (2012 – 2013) and studied Butoh at the Indian Himalayas at the Subbody Butoh School (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer & Fall 2017, Summer & Fall 2018, Spring 2019). I have since early this year been associated with Tiyatro Medresesi in Sirince, Turkey, a theatre retreat facility that is becoming an international butoh hub. Each winter, I have teaching residency there.




Digital Art

Artist Statement

My work is a text, digital and non-digital conceptual art piece that explores the correlation of the number 666 with a control system. As is almost common knowledge to the parts of the world exposed to Christianity, the number 666 appears in the Bible as the last book of the New Testament known as Revelations.

In Revelations 13, the specific part of interest happens at the end:

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

That the uncanny succession of 6s in the United States government document H.R. 6666 and the Microsoft patent document WO2020060606 mirror what is worded in Revelations 13 points to either actual biblical prophecy, self-fulfilled prophecy, joke, and/or mockery. The content of these documents endorse or come closer to a “mark of the beast” type concept, as a system used to control body autonomy.

My work showcases these two documents plus the Revelations 13 book side by side in a text art format that shows 3 pages bearing a big number 6 while the original words remain on the page.

How it fits into contest

Many Christians today believe that we are undergoing a spiritual battle with a type of world government that does not have our best interest in mind. People are being coerced into taking what many see as the mark of the beast in the form of vaccines.

People are losing their jobs for choosing not to be vaccinated. This in and of itself has a strong similarity to what is written in Revelations 13:17, and more and more, the world appears to be getting closer and closer to Revelations 13.

How to Purchase this Artwork

Not applicable. It is accessible to anybody, and printable to showcase for whoever feels to spread a good message by way of text and conceptual art.

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