20′ x 35′
Site specific drawing at the lobby of the Mexican Consulate, San Francisco
Numina Femenina is the title of an interdisciplinary art show that celebrated Latina women’s contribution in aesthetics and politics. It took place at the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco.
For this exhibition I was invited to do a site-specific project. Since I have special interest in spaces in transit, spaces where there is a flow of people, I proposed a type of work that would enhance the visitor’s experience of the place. For a few days I worked in a large charcoal drawing in the lobby and stairwell of the consulate. This work shows an organic image of strands of hair wrapping the interior wall of the building and playfully engaging with the architecture.
I used hair as a symbol of femininity to emphasize the contrast of its soft and organic texture with the rigid, masculine structure of the building. I engaged the visitor by transforming an otherwise overlooked public space into an incongruous, yet contemplative environment.
photo credit: Michael Rauner