Carryover (Blue Tarp Series), 2018-Present

What happens when the body replaces the structure?—or rather, what happens when the body becomes the structure to protect? I engage with a blue tarp, which became an iconographic symbol in a Puerto Rico post-hurricane María. These tarps were given by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to people who had damage on the roofs of their house. Lots of houses on the island still have these tarps, even after years since the hurricane.

Carryover (Blue tarp in Vega Baja_Coney Island), 2021, Digital photograph_C-print in two parts, 20 x 30 in, Courtesy of the artist

Carryover (Blue tarp in Vega Baja/Coney Island), 2021

(2) Digital photographs / C-prints

20 x 61 in


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Carryover (Blue Tarp in San Juan), 2018

Digital photograph / C-print

20 x 30 in


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Carryover (Blue Tarp in Chelsea Piers) [after Sylvia Rivera], 2019

Digital photograph / C-print

20 x 30 in


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Carryover (Blue Tarp in Vega Alta), 2019

Digital photograph / C-print

20 x 30 in


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Carryover (Blue Tarp in Bushwick), 2019

Digital photograph / C-print

20 x 30 in