Miguel Otero Fuentes is a Puerto Rico-born USA migrant, a university trained architect specializing in facade design, and a self-taught sculptor. The intersection of these experiences informs art projects that are designed to stimulate human perception, and aimed to communicate thought-provoking abstract views using light, space, shape, number, and meaning.
The utilitarian materials used to create the work, such as concrete, set forth an egalitarian, anti-elitist stance. Not only are these materials endemic to his architecture work; employed in art works, their familiar and humble construction, deconstructs the haughty complexity of fine art –and renders the work accessible to everyone. Lastly, the work exploits simple geometric forms, such as spheres, squares, and triangles to further heighten this sense of the familiar. But unbeknownst to the participant, these forms are constructed following ratios that appear in nature; for example, shapes will be composed from relationships taken from the Earth:Moon proportion; hence these sculpted forms radiate a sense of perfection that intimates the divine order of the universe.