Receipts; Paper, Plastic and Fabric Shopping Bags. 24" 1/4 x 60"
The artwork is made out of 60 receipts dated from 2009 and 16 retail shopping bags. Inspired by traditional Mexican textiles, I recreate a Sarape in which I render the diaspora that I live and the two countries that I belong. Using the materiality to criticize the consumerism in which we live and reclaiming the value of my heritage. The use of symbology represents the importance of the land and sustainability by creating something from recyclable materials.