Much of my work focuses on borders as spaces of entry and rejection. After reading an article in El Diario that called the US, "la jaula dorada," or "the golden cage" in which migrants can enter but cannot leave, I created my own golden birdcage.
Yet, this piece became about performance and process as well. What started as a perfect balsa wood nonagon quickly became misshapen and asymmetrical. I exaggerated that aspect with irregular designs. I added a functioning door to the birdcage. I turned it golden.
My biggest hope was that it would float. My biggest surprise was how it interacted with other art objects, even catching some of them in its webbing.