Atoyac River: Puebla, Mexico 2011 > Mujeres Bonitas

Mujer Bonita 5
Mujer Bonita 5
Polluted Atoyac River mud, Puebla, Mexico

Las Mujeres Bonitas Espero Que Lo Arreglen El Río” (‘The beautiful Women Hope The River is Fixed’) is a series of figures inspired by the Mujeres Bonitas, ancient Mexican fertility figures, which were created out of the polluted mud fro the Atoyac river banks. Wishes from the community were written on amate paper and inserted into the sculptures. The final stage of the project was to offer the Mujeres Bonitas sculptures back to the river to so that it may absorb the figures of fertility and the hopes of the community.