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Upon closer inspection, old weathered coconuts partially hacked open with a machete are curiously similar to the aerial view of a volcanic crater.

The central perforation also resembles a dilated pupil surrounded by iris-like pulp as in a human eye. At other times, the mouth seems to emit a musical tone.

After many years of long walks along sparkling black volcanic beaches in El Salvador I decided to manifest the simple beauty of this fruit which I have been observing since childhod. These are the results.

mauricio ortiz