We Buy Gold and Silver: Paintings by Alexi Torres
Intricate paintings using recognizable artists on the face of the coins which were created by building up minute details of intertwined strands to look like they were woven.
My works are an answer to my appreciation of humanity's needs. Individual's positive actions become collective achievement. Understanding this, I use the canvas platform to offer my vision of a spiritual healing. I reconstruct iconic images that represent both classic and modern times from all branches of human development; arts, politics, science, sports, education, military among others. I do this by changing the context of the initial forms into ecological, fragile, ephemeral and natural elements; leaves, weaving, feathers and other elements formed in nature. With each element carefully constructed, I create a new image.