“The only true way to be at peace was to not believe in anything, to be open to the void. To be like a shell without a voice, pushed by the sea on the sand, engulfed by the waves. “
– Otumba, Antolina ORTIZ
Citizen of the world, time traveler …
Who is she?
She describes herself as a citizen of the world. Since she was quite young, she traveled and appreciated different places and cultures that have enriched her so much that it is difficult for her to consider herself from a single place or culture… Perhaps, even from a single time.
Her philosophical education lead her to observe and admire the world in a unique way, awakening a curiosity that makes her question the meaning of things. Her search leads her to the analysis of her existence, as well as that of the human being and the role that she plays in the world. Her focus has always been to generate art as a change that seeks reflection and balance in her environment.
Antolina, through her writing, finds a form of communication in which she projects her reflections, with a simple style but with great depth in her description and in the handling of her characters’ emotions, making her works flow in a way which seems so natural, that when the reader least expects it, he finds himself in a process of introspection which abruptly comes to an end, always leaving him wanting to know more about himself, about life, without ceasing to question the mystery of existence.