Installation project at Mai in Montréal as part of a two person exhibition with artist Marigold Santos. “Personal mythologies” featured a chainlink fence enclosure with barbed wire and other ephemeral objects that allude to El Salvador’s collective memory of loss and violence. I created a funereal like garden where soil, moss, branches, flowers and shoes where used as context for processing personal experience and family history.
Originally inspired by local tradition, floor tapestry designs created for public display in religious festivities in Central America is an ancient cultural practice I experimented with in this particular project. "Erasing La Frontera" was a sawdust floor drawing aimed to explore audience interaction by allowing visitors to partake in the act of erasing or defacing the piece by simply walking on it. This project was realized as part of a theme based art residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute focused on issues of "immigration/migration" in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Materials: sawdust, textile dyes.
Size: 6ft x 10.5ft