Magic Bullet

Magic Bullet uses religious and physical symbolism to suggest to the viewer the totemic power of the materials that comprise it. Through the use of talismans, the huayruro seeds suspended within the bullet itself, the object literally becomes a magic bullet, conflating revolution and tradition. By using the fantastic notion of a magic bullet, this painting satirizes and critiques the suggestion of a simple solution to the problems of identity and radical transformation.

 

Magic Bullet, Acrylic, Resin, Huayruro, Silicone on Wood, 2016