For this artwork I had a photographs of my "Blacksmith 35" studies which were then digitally manipulated to dissolve the images then printed onto Archers watercolour paper. I then used watercolour pencils and watercolour to create the background and work on the dissolved images. I finished the picture with acrylic glazes and a coat of acrylic varnish.
Over 100.000 caesarean births are performed each year in Spain. Approximately half of them are unnecessary. For this series, created in collaboration with the Association "El Parto es Nuestro" (http://www.elpartoesnuestro.es) I photographed over twenty women that had cesarean sections. Some of them did not dare to look or show their scars before becoming part of this project.
I realized that under each scar there was always a story to be told. This series and a few selected testimonies have just been compiled in a new book called "CESÁREA, más allá de la herida" published by Ob Stare (http://www.obstare.com) ISBN 978-84-937526-3-7.