Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

In this era of overpowering material culture with its rapid accumulations of waste and excess, Earthclouds are frontier replacements of the natural world, which seems to be gradually disappearing. Ropa Usadas with huge piles of excess clothing and fabrics are complete embodiments of consumer excess and theoretically, every complex phenomenon can have consciousness. So, I posit, from the Ropas, rags have gained consciousness and are forming a primitive society. The jewelry represents crossover inspiration for a seemingly unrelated art form where there is no reference to natural reality left. The material world has won. But it’s still all the same energy.