Inocencia Alterada (Altered Innocence)
This project invites us to think about how ordinary society sees sexualized behaviors in minors today. Sexualization is a problem that manifests clearly and is disguised as “cuteness”, which is why people often seem not to notice it or even ignore it. This project was developed in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I had the opportunity to approach girls aged ten to twelve years old, which allowed me to observe the pressure that they bear to look or act in a certain way, an influence that not only comes from the mass media, but also from her classmates. The body of work is integrated by 30 sculptures of girls and 193 small faces that represent each surveyed girl, all paper casted with recycled cotton from Tetra Brik packages.