Movimento Datura

Monday, 10 March 2014 13:24 Written by Said Dokins

Mookiena’s work combines various techniques, using stencils, stickers, aerosol, colored pencils and acrylic paint to give vectorial formulas a physical shape.

This combination distinguishes her work from traditional graffiti, though her street work responds to similar needs, such as social critique, reflection, catharsis, representing moods and creating alternative characters to reality. Her pieces contain numerous symbols that shift between the dreamlike and spiritual. Animals are used to express the instinctive, wild side of human beings. The bird, a symbol of freedom, is reborn after being dealt a heavy blow by life. The deer relates to human transformation, ceasing to be an animal and coming to represent the spiritual link. The reference to the masha (deer) and hikuri (peyote) dance testifies to the influence of the Huichol culture on Mookiena’s work, also reflected in the circular and square elements and use of colored dots. Another recurring element is the heart, the most conventional reference to love, which is Hikuri (offered through the deer), to which the hunt of Saner’s masked characters is addressed.

*Fragment taken from the book: MD- 1 The Overflowing Contours of the Female by Laura García
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