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ArtPrize artist profile: Sebastian Salamanca Huet

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Childhood DesiresPhoto by Carla Villasana-Acosta

Sticks, paper, fabric, and pinewood

Venue: Calder Plaza

Artist: Sebastian Salamanca Huet

Age: 23

From: Queretaro, Mexico

What was your inspiration? 

“My work is always a self-reference of my life. This time, I recalled my childhood. I imagine that there are childhood dreams trapped in trees because they were abandoned. Every kite represents a forgotten childhood dream.”

How long did it take to create your entry?

“I first presented it in Mexico in February. Then it had to be recreated and expanded to adapt it here. The process took five months.”

What was the most challenging part? 

“The biggest challenge was to expand the piece to present it in an international context.”

How are people responding to your artwork?

“They like it. They like the kites’ shapes and colors. They understand the entry’s message without much explanation.”

What would you do with the money if you win?

“I would continue my career in Mexico.”

By Carla Villasana-Acosta