ABOUT ORIGIN OF LIFE
Artist: Aurelio Rodriguez Lopez
Land of Origin: Spain
This is the first panel of the triptych “Origin of Life”. It tells us about the Birth of Aphrodite who rose from the white foam of the sea, breathing in vigorously as if it were the very first breath she’d ever taken.
“Symbolically I meant to represent the birth of the first vestiges of life in the ocean. The evolution of species led us to what life on the planet is today. In this instance I have chosen a woman of pallor, but the first humans to leave Africa were predominately darker. Choosing a white person calls for conversation about migration and mingling, so essential to human success in the past, present, and future. The future is mixed-race and so is the past.” Says Aurelio.