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Esperanza Cortes

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I was born in Latin America and raised in New York City. Because of my heritage I am inspired by the cultural mosaic of the Americas which has fostered an amazing variety of folk art traditions and rituals which are at the core of my sculpture, installations and interventions. I use a wide variety of materials and sculptural methods often in combinations with reworked found objects that are impregnated with cultural symbols that act as sites of memory. These artworks are about individual and collective memory and implements the human body as a symbol and expression of nature, vulnerability and power, and examines the extent to which consciousness defines itself through the opposing force of the transcultural experience.

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