Sweet+/-Bitter

Sweet+/-Bitter 1, 2020 (“Chuches” and tamarind)
Sweet+/-Bitter 2, 2020 (San Clara’s doughnut and kale)
Sweet+/-Bitter 3, 2020 (“Palmeritas” and ginger)
Sweet+/-Bitter 4, 2020 (“Pastas de té and olive)

In life there are situations that provide you sweet and bitter flavors. We can be filled with the sweet flavor of pursuing our dreams. We can also flavor the bitterness of pursuing it during unstable and uncertain times. This project is about tasting two opposite flavors under a specific event or circumstance and how this complementary coexistence allows you to recognize its opposite. The bitter bite makes happiness sweeter.

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I came back to Madrid with two complementary flavors: Sweet and Bitter. I am fighting for my dream, my goal, my purpose and passion, but with fear. There are days when the sweetness of living walking towards my future overwhelms me. I savor it with so much desire. It fills my heart to know that against all odds I am pursuing my happiness. There are also days when fear of uncertainty terrifies me. It is a bitter drink that scrunches up my face, sometimes even drawing tears. But the complementary is necessary, it allows you to recognize its opposite. The bitter bite makes happiness sweeter.

Sweet and bitter edibles were used to sculpturally create a composition between opposites. The background lighting contributes to the coexistence of light with shadow on a gray background representative of sadness and the feeling of turbulence in the face of uncertainty.