Female figure with black trashbag, Chupicuaro (2022)

Artist’s statement: Cara Faye Earl

h 10″ x w 5.5″ x d 3.5″
Black porcelain, porcelain slip, mason stain

This figure remakes, as an imagined migrant, Female Figure (ca. 300 BCE/100 CE; Mexico; Chupicuaro culture; Portland Art Museum 1998.42.2).

This figure is carrying a black trash bag, reminiscent of those I saw of the Haitians trying to cross the US border in 2021.

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