SABOR A CARNE, 2022
Sabor a Carne is a sculpture series navigating the relationship of Latinx identity to poultry processing in the United States.
These works investigate how the Latinx body is taxed through forced migration, dangerous labor, and the consumption of American chicken. At the intersection of exploitative policy and culture, one can observe a phenomenon of cannibalism. Chicken, or Pollo, an inseparable staple to Latinx cuisine for most, is equally inseparable from the unethical, exploitative modes at which it is farmed and processed in mass. Thus, making Latinx individuals producers, consumers, and the products themselves. From adopting pre-Columbian aesthetics to designing imagined future architectures, Sabor a Carne posits when meat became flesh.
SABOR A CARNE, 2021, Experimental Gallery, Olive Tjaden Hall.
SABOR A CARNE wall text- creative writing piece, 2021, Experimental Gallery, Olive Tjaden Hall.
I STARVE FOR RITUAL, 2021
Stoneware, acrylic, stained plywood. 12" x 12" x 58"
PATRONATO REAL, 2021
Steel, silicone cast chicken skins, resin cast double-jointed hands, chain. 26" x 9" x 69"
QUICK, LYSOL THE FAT ALTAR!, 2021
Reclaimed kitchen cabinet, ceramic tiles, chicken processing plants within the United States (of whom have been charged with human trafficking), silicone paint, beeswax, gelatin wax, oregano, turmeric. 27” x 14” x 36”
EVISCERATION VENERATION, 2021
Steel, rebar, site of evisceration, charred chicken bones from dinner, silicone. 20” x 8” x 56”
NO ONE ANSWER(S) IN THE POULTRY DUST, 2021
Pine, ceramic plate, goya poultry sazón, taxidermy Gallus Gallus skeleton- disarticulated female (2011, Illinois). 18” x 18” x 41”