Carmen Reategui

Visual Artist

Pagapu, yo no me llamo Juanita

“Or in the potato that gleams from its gold-plated (not of bronze) coating. That will be pulverized by the vivifying putrefaction of the tuber. That final viscous matter is perhaps a reconciliation of nature and culture. …” Gustavo Buntinx

Germinación, Yo no me llamo Juanita
Leaves of Coca, potatoes carved in stone from Huamanga; A real potato covered in gold leaf

Germination and mummification process
Potatoes carved in Piedra de Huamanga;
a cover in gold leaf