Kadosh derives from the Hebrew, it translates: HOLY, meaning: separated, separation of natures, of common, impure things.

As a child, one of my favorite activities with my grandfather was to explore the cemetery near where we lived. Back then I have never noticed a wall where the bones are stored, these cemented squares of identical proportions adorned with objects and photographs of the deceased ones. Several saints without heads, thirds, umbanda guides and other objects accumulated in a true assemblage. It is an immobilized reality, projected by a perpetual movement of the emotions, an internal search inside and outside the object.

Researching the torments of humanity, I turned to Francisco Goya, who between 1810 and 1820 created a series of prints called The Disasters of War. Plate 39 caught my attention: mutilated human figures advocate images of the saints captured by my camera, as a form of sacrifice and exorcism of demons we kept inside of us.

For now, Kadosh is a series of nine digital images manipulated to the blue color.

Inkjet print