Animated collage of the Codex suite of oil paintings by Diego Samper.
The Codex suite is about fragility as a primary feature of living matter. Is about the skin of the earth, thin layer of life that grows from mineral, air, water and light. It's about its fragility and endurance, a metaphor of our own individual existences. It's about the endless flow of life, its constant metamorphosis from organism to organism. It's about our sacred dialogue with the landscape and its beings: it's about the transformation of nature into culture, and in doing so, the recognition of our origins. It's about lightness, the state of being that has the same substance of dreams.