Cachirules

In this series, referencing Roman Mythology; I associate immigrants with god Janus, divinity of the transition, often portrayed with two faces, one looking towards the past and the other looking towards the future. Therefore, I sculpted two-faced portraits. The portraits in the pieces are present day immigrants who have bought fake documents in order to immerse into U.S. economy. I utilized their DNA, in some cases, the black letters are made out of their own hair and in other cases the colors are watercolor or acrylic paint mixed with their saliva. Creating a first hand connection in this tangible objects with the immigrants in this country. Besides the DNA, the materials used in this ID pieces are supplies often used by immigrant labor such as construction workers. (wood, graphite, metal, epoxy glue, etc.)

Immigrant Identification Card
Immigrant Identification Card

2015 Wood, watercolor, saliva, human hair, metal, acrylic enamel, epoxy glue, and video projection 9 x 14.5 x .5 ft

press to zoom
Departed Justice (front view)
Departed Justice (front view)

2014 Graphite, plywood, metal, porcelain and video performance 26 x 34 x 13 in Photo by Mary Lou Saxon

press to zoom
Departed Justice (back view)
Departed Justice (back view)

2014 Graphite, plywood, metal, porcelain and video performance 26 x 34 x 13 in Photo by Mary Lou Saxon

press to zoom
Departed Justice II (front view)
Departed Justice II (front view)

2015 Graphite, plywood, water color, metal and porcelain 41 x 46 x 12 in Photo by Mary Lou Saxon

press to zoom
Departed Justice II (back view)
Departed Justice II (back view)

2015 Graphite, plywood, water color, metal and porcelain 41 x 46 x 12 in Photo by Mary Lou Saxon

press to zoom
Departed Justice III (front view)
Departed Justice III (front view)

2016 Graphite, plywood, acrylic paint, metal and porcelain 26 x 34 x 13 in Photo by Mary Lou Saxon

press to zoom
Departed Justice III (back view)
Departed Justice III (back view)

2016 Graphite, plywood, acrylic paint, metal and porcelain 26 x 34 x 13 in Photo by Mary Lou Saxon

press to zoom
Fiesta del Sol (front view)
Fiesta del Sol (front view)

2015 Graphite, plywood, water color, metal and porcelain 20 x 27.5 x 8.5 in

press to zoom
Fiesta del Sol
Fiesta del Sol

2015 Graphite, plywood, water color, metal and porcelain 20 x 27.5 x 8.5 in

press to zoom
Fista del Sol
Fista del Sol

2015 Graphite, plywood, water color, metal and porcelain 20 x 27.5 x 8.5 in

press to zoom
Driver’s License 1980’s
Driver’s License 1980’s

2015 Porcelain, wood, graphite, watercolor, saliva, and metal 24 x 14 x 5 in

press to zoom