Red Vessel

Red Vessel is based on a traditional ceramic form from the Olmec culture which existed in modern-day Mexican states of Tabasco and Veracruz. The Olmec society lasted from about 1600 BCE to around 350 BCE, when environmental factors made their villages unlivable. The vessels were typically 18 inches high (40 cm), while my vessel towers over most people at 7 feet (210 cm). The long tail feathers used in this piece are made from recycled plastic, hand screen printed with images of endangered birds and overprinted with text in indigenous languages.

Medium: hand screen-printing on recycled plastic, sewing, fabric, wrapping, constructed with building foam and papier-mâché

Size: 83 x 23 x 23″ (6.11′ x 1.11′ x 1.11′) Date: 2022

Photography: Carlos Diaz Corona

Red Vessel on Display

On Display at Kuger's Solo Show: AVIANTO at the Chapala Cultural Center, Chapala, Jalisco, MX