Home and Land Project
My current research of Home and Land Project is a clay-based exploration of cacti forms inspired by the desert landscape and is focused on the human condition through the lens of migration and identity politics. The handmade sculptures are currently unfired and fragile. I use terracotta clay to create naturalistic cacti forms inspired by the way physical or environmental obstacles alter their growth patterns. When these sculptures are installed at home and photographed, they create a surreal desert landscape of unfired clay cacti. The symbol of the cactus is not only part of the Latin American cultural history iconography, but is also a metaphor for our ability to survive conflict and difficulties.