ramón jiménez cárdenas
exhibit    print    works    US

Shaping the Children’s Future

2018
square drive nails, stained wood, and plastic baseballs
10” x 12” x 10”


We live in a world which is undergoing a humanitarian crisis where people are punished for uncommitted crimes.  Focusing on Trump’s family separation policies, this object shares the look and feel of a Mexican artisanal craft. This object can be understood as a reaction to the craft when it travels to a place where it doesn’t feel welcomed.

The damage that has been done to the object with the screws, can be understood as the families sacrifice to come to the United States, after all some screws do help keep the structure together.

The sculpture may choose to operate as a jewelry holder. Which as a functioning object becomes about stability, comfort, and vanity. Qualities which migrants and refugees can’t afford to have.