CURRENT WORK

2019

Acrylic, Wax, Crystals, Glass, Sand, Rocks, Wire, Salt
and other mixed media work currently developing in my studio in Lome, Togo

ON-GOING WILD EXTINCTION

2018

2017

Short videos expose via instagram at water.motion

bianca trevino white rhino

WILD EXTINCTION

2015

CREATIVE MINDS

2014 - on going series

Markers and ink on paper

8" x 12"' inches

1/7

static

2013

Wax, Crystals, Glass, Sand, Rocks, Wire,  Salt
3.5" x 7 7/8" x 12.6 " inches (9 x 20 x 32 cm)

What do you want?  

2011

Oil on wood

4' x 4' feet (120 x 120 cm)

POWER

2010

Oil on wood

6' 8" x 3´ inches (203 x 92 cm)

What is Power?

Is money power? Is time power? Is energy power? Is connection power?

 

In today´s world we are surrounded by portable electronics. Lithium is a rare metal used in smart phones, electric car batteries, and many other technologies. Lithium could become the key material in the green revolution of storage energy.

 

As electric cars become mass-produced, and solar panels become more standard, an expected demand on lithium puts Bolivia on the eyes of the world. Bolivia stores about 70% of the world´s lithium reserves in the Uyuni Salar, the largest salt flat in the world.

 

Lithium deposits are a permanent reserve of the state. A stake that is a potentially significant source of wealth and an alternative development model that, if successful, could bring substantial benefits to Bolivia’s impoverished population. President Evo Morales has called lithium the ¨hope of humanity¨.

 

I visited Uyuni in 2009, and learned about this project while spending a few nights exploring and talking with locals. Hearing their dreams, hopes, and worries touch me and after some research I created this piece.

 

Today, this plan still looks as promising as projected. However, the overall ecological and public health impact of lithium mining, and ion batteries remains somewhat unclear, as so does the promise of a better future for Bolivia’s poorest population. Bolivia has a current literacy of 86.7 percent and infant mortality rate of 49.1 per 1,00 births.