“He understood that modelling the incoherent and vertiginous matter of which dreams are composed was the most difficult task that a man could undertake, even though he should penetrate all the enigmas of a superior and inferior order (…)”
Jorge Luis Borges, The Circular Ruins.
...The creations express a different and deeper reality in another language. Primarily derived from the Mexican culture, the specific symbolism creates a language of images that hand a different form of perception to the Western spectator... .
... The jewel-objects of the Mexican designer Jorge Manilla seek possible answers to questions that reach to the searching man throughout his life claims. Moreover, it seems, at first glance, these creations are created directly in the dream world of an artist-shaman. Dream forged from dust, they appear as plastic constellations of symbols and metaphors, a personal microcosm far from the 'knowable' reality. Dream images that condense to a mythical or spiritual dimension revealing to those who learn to decipher the symbolism. The creations speak of a 'different' and 'deeper' reality in a different language. Mainly from the Mexican culture, it creates a visual language specific symbols field, the Western viewer a different form of perception empowering ...
... The syncretism of Indian and Catholic religion has a translation into symbolic objects carry loaded, pregnant with meanings.