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Harvesting Graves

Harvesting Graves is a window installation inspired by elements and decorations of “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), and it’s dedicated to the hundreds of victims to guns and firearms.

On the left-side window, bullets replace seeds on a crop and a watering can with a rifle barrel attached to its spout stands next to it (See detail photo below).

Watering Can (Made in USA)
Galvanized metal watering can in green with black steel rifle barrel attachment. 27″ L x 7″ W x 18″ H. 2023

A symbolic dirt grave topped with dozens of “Cempasúchil” flowers (Mexican Marigold). The color and scent of this flower is thought to guide the souls to their “ofrenda” (shrine) during the celebration of Day of the Dead.

Hanging on top of both windows, decorations of “Paper Picado” showing the silhouette of a plant growing flowers and guns.

Making “Papel Picado”