Untitled (Orange peels)
Orange peels, large needles called yawris
70cm x 190cm
This sculpture consists of hundreds of orange peels threaded through yawris installed on a wall in grid from. The peels are a waste product often seen hanging from the sides of ambulatory juice vendor carts. The yawris are used to sew shut fabric sacks in which fruits and vegetables are transported to open air food markets. The organic material subverts the rigid order of the grid as it transforms while drying. The orange scent permeates the space moving the work beyond the visual.
This piece employs elements which may be considered accidental iconographies of the city of La Paz. In other words, materials and items that exist in spaces unrelated to formal cultural production but which become an integral part of local visual languages.