Luis Vera

    Exhibition: Artists Choose Artists

    War Memorial for the Battles Fought Within the Family, 1987

    Mixed media with juniper

    8' x 15' x 6'

    A table and four chairs are used as elemets to present a narrative. The dining table, traditional meeting place of the family may be said to have become a battlefield. The battles could have been said to have been about the roles of the patriarchal family as suggested by the chairs (positioning and color) and by the break in the table. Rock like forms embrace and support these elements. The rocks take over the chairs to become sitting to be used again but in a new way: a place to sit and lie down without the threat of the family.
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