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Nerea, the one who rules the sea, is a monument to remember the multiple changes that our life suffered because of the Covid-19. It is located in Veracruz, one of the states most affected by the number of deaths in Mexico.
Nerea not only commemorates the lives lost as a result of COVID-19, but also represents the families that were economically affected, people who lived in confinement, those who suffered anxiety or depression and students who had to postpone their studies or even abandon them. But, just as Nerea represents the negatives of the situation, it also represents the positives, such as families who formed a stronger bond, people who kept their jobs away from home, families who are still complete, and those who became ill but managed to get by. How does NEREA represent all of this? The height play of the elements that compose represents all these situations, being the superior elements the positive part of the situation and the inferior ones the affectations.
The sea is immense and uncontrollable with a constantly changing tide, an ideal context to reflect what happened in the year 2020; therefore, the tide is the general concept of this project and that is why the name "NEREA the one who rules the sea".
The tide goes up and down continuously throughout the day and night and that process is repeated the next day, just as every day during the pandemic we lived again and again in a new normality, in which every hour more deaths were added, every day someone lost their job, and every moment someone felt alone. With the constant change of the tide, the smaller prisms will be under water giving an allusion to what was lost and the larger ones will stand out, as all those who survived and are still fighting to improve the situation. This is how a connection between the prisms and the tide will be achieved.
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