This series of paintings was inspired by the Argentinean film “Historias Extraordinarias” directed by Mariano Llinás. Throughout the movie, we see a series of concrete monoliths that were erected as markers for a hydrologic system that was never built. One character in the movie tries to trace them in order of construction date to reconstruct the past.
I reimagined these monoliths as landmarks to moments in time where people might have met and created new life experiences. As silent witnesses to private meetings, romances, family picnics, secret transactions or perhaps simply a place to rest on the way home, over time, the monoliths acquire a new significance as a historical registry of experiences in spite of the fact that their original purpose was never fulfilled.