Mortars are manual tools employed in various collective rituals of pre-Columbian societies. Their use varies from religious ceremonies to food and medicine preparation. Through them, we extract the essences that plants and minerals have created from their interaction with the sun, water and soil.
Nourishment, healing, and ritual are all contained within a single, three-concavity object. It is through the extraction of living substances, colored dyes, flavors, scents and remedies that our body – with a repetitive and rhythmic movement – relates to an ancient ritual.
“Tres morteros unidos” participó en la 19º edición del Concurso Anual de Esculturas IPAE donde recibió el premio ganador junto a la obra “Caracol Puercospín” de Eduardo Llanos Bustamante.
CONCEPT AND DESIGN
GRANITE FROM HUAYCAN
JUAN PABLO MURRUGARA