ANDRÉS MONZÓN

 

exhumations

exhumations

 

Peruvian Mummy and Poporo Diptych.  Inkjet ink and calcium carbonate on velum, mounted on vinyl. 7-1/4 x 10”, framed separately in cedar wood. Made in Colombia in 2013

An exhumed Pre-Incan mummy placed in a diorama in Los Angeles received an attendance of 117,000 visitors in four months. The same diorama is now on display in Denver next to other mummified bodies from Peru and Egypt. This is an example of how intentional preservation can have adverse results when the preserved artifact outlasts the sovereignty of the preserver.

This and the following drawing were made with a combination of very durable materials such as vinyl and archival paper, as well as volatile inks like marker and inkjet. Other drawings from this series were made entirely with volatile inks that have completely vanished overtime.

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