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Mexican ArtPrize artist uses kites to depict childhood struggles


Caroline MacGregor
October 3, 2013 | WGVU  Sabastian Salamanca Huet is a young Mexican artist who has traveled to Grand Rapids from his native land for ArtPrize 2013.

Self-described as a multidisciplinary artist, his exhibition “Childhood Desires” is based on his experience as a young boy. Sabastian’s homemade kites are trapped in trees: unable to fly, their beauty residing inside the material from which they are made. Being trapped is what the artist says he felt as a child: stifled, unable to chase his dreams due to a bad relationship with his mother that has since been restored.

The delicate kites are comprised of china color paper, wood sticks and string, which with time will disappear; a representation of the artist’s childhood, full of erased memories and moments of change.

Sabastian says he first learned about ArtPrize from a friend, Max McClemmens, who visited Mexico in April. Close to the installation are QRcodes, which can be scanned to show a video named "Windows from the past."  




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