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I would not classify my work within any art movement. To me, belonging to a movement would involve a limitation. I see art as a way to express my reality, a changing reality and, as I like to think, an evolving reality. However, I do not hide that my current influence and the inspiration behind my first series is the art movement of biomorphism. It was first used in 1936 by Alfred Barr in his exhibition 'Cubism and abstract art'. Biomorphic art focuses on the power of natural life and uses organic, shapeless and sharp shapes, which can be seen in the works of Jean Arp, Henry Moore or Yves Tanguy.

I have been captured by the magic of surrealism, which I have tried to convey through my works. Metamorphosis, depicted by Picasso and Masson, shows the power of individual imagination to go beyond reality and reason in order to reach a world of wonder. My sculptures are abstract forms that refer to or evoke life forms.

My work is a metamorphosis. I conceive every piece as a ‘biological sculpture’, designed and created on the basis of the transformation process, such as flowering and growth in the case of plants, or change and erosion in the case of rocks. Such a hybridisation gives rise to the existence of different characters and aspects within the same person or a given state of things.

Max Ernst believed that artists should recover the mythical and spiritual harmony with nature that had been lost in western rationalism and technology. The idea of vertical ascent and descent poses a recurrent topic in my work, structured from top to bottom, with top representing ‘there’ and bottom, ‘here’, both coexisting in harmony.

With the series 'Duality', I want to depict pairs of complementary opposing forces that do not exist in their purest form but are in a continuous transformation. Any idea can be seen as its contrary if it is observed from a different point of view, and all of them only exist under permanent change.

Opposing elements appear in a given object: nature, through rocks and cactuses, represents strength-weakness; iron represents stiffness-flexibility; size represents tall-short; shape features three dimensions in just one.

Carmen Mora