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Long: Como Esperanza De Pobre

LONG: COMO ESPERANZA DE POBRE is a 30 meter long soft sculpture of a dragon that symbolizes my life; It is a reminder of the lived processes, the accumulated experiences and the turns of life that make me who I am today. It is made of 30 equal parts (1m long) and each of these represents a year of my life. The colors and shapes in the prints of each of the pieces are connected, inheriting parts of the previous piece and evolving through the work, in the same way that each new year of my life brings with it things from previous years.

The title of this work is a word game between Chinese, English and Spanish (“long” in chinese meaning dragon). “Largo como esperanza de pobre” (Long as poor man’s waiting) is a popular saying widely used in Uruguay that refers to something that takes a long time or is expected with hope.

Not all dragons are born strong, wise, and powerful, but the one who is humble is always confident that prosperity will come. Hope is the last thing that is lost.

Long: Como Esperanza De Pobre

80*3000 cm
Cotton  Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Cotton Thread.
Hand Sewn, Hand Embroidered, Hand painted.
With Signature.
2019 – Beijing, China.