To absorb and contain, 2021

I reclaim the paper towel as a container of memory, after becoming a violent weapon thrown at Puerto Ricans by the former US President in the middle of a humanitarian crisis in 2017. Each roll contains a statement printed on every single sheet, from the former US President, the former Puerto Rican governor ousted of power, and the Puerto Rican protesters. These figures became catalysts during the island’s recent history.

To absorb and contain, 2021

Silkscreen print on (11) paper towel rolls, (11) wooden paper towel holders

93 x 252 in

Photo by John Groo


To absorb and contain, 2021 (Detail)

Silkscreen print on (11) paper towel rolls, (11) wooden paper towel holders

93 x 252 in

Photo by John Groo


To absorb and contain, 2021 (Installation view)

Silkscreen print on (11) paper towel rolls, (11) wooden paper towel holders

93 x 252 in

Photo by John Groo


To absorb and contain, 2021 (Detail)

Silkscreen print on (11) paper towel rolls, (11) wooden paper towel holders

93 x 252 in

Photo by John Groo