“Turning Nature into Art” is the concept María de los Ángeles Soberanes (“MAS”) reflects in her creations. Over 10 years ago in Mexico City and as a hobby, she started creating different pieces with basic designs using seeds to give them away as presents for her friends. Eventually, her friends began to request her work to also give them as presents, and they started to recommend her, generating an increase in the production. During the last couple years, Ma. de los Ángeles Soberanes tried new creations using a variety of seeds, looking for a different visual effect so the design was not only a combination of textures and colors. This is how she realized she could create unique designs with different seeds, which allowed her to use in her designs, products from the nature, turning them into art, which she denominated “Natural State” or “Estados Naturales” in Spanish. Nowadays, she is trying to express images that connect the visual image with elements from the nature, such as seeds by combining shapes, designs and colors to produce a unique piece. Her inspiration arises from the search of means to express the balance and the connection with different shapes and images. Her motivation is the creation of pieces applying elements from the nature that coexist with the human being, and to identify them with the environment and the care for the planet. Therefore, her work is looking for a way to combine art with nature. The balance of the mind, body, soul and nature regenerate our universal energy and puts us back into our natural state of harmony. The Ying-Yang are two concepts from the Taoism that present the duality of everything in the universe. It describes two fundamental, opposite and complimentary forces found in every single thing. The Yin is the feminine principle, the earth, the darkness, the passivity, and the absorption. The yang is the masculine principle, the sky, the light, the activity and penetration. This Ying & Yang polystyrene sphere is covered in black beans, haricot beans and orca beans. It is finished with spray lacquer and its base is a plastic ring covered in black ribbon.