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Uncertainly Building

2018
table: wax, and bricks
crucifix: found steel, and sticks
24” x 8” x 22”


On September 7, 2018, an earthquake shook Mexico. Its epicenter was located in Juchitán de Zaragoza, a small coastal town in the state of Oaxaca. The town, since then, has felt over six thousand replicas. This state of uncertainty keeps rural communities from investing in renovations and living their day-to-day life with temporary housing solutions, such as blue tarp tents and camping beds.

This table is constructed by piecing bricks with wax. The wax then extends into candles giving the table a sense of faith to its temporality. The intention of this table is to question building for ‘eternity’ in a town with so much uncertainty.