stephanie concepcion ramirez


For those seeking...(Aid, Success, Cleansing, Water, Energy, a Future, a Savior, Health, Hope, Protection, Access & Sanity)1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   projects

  Aid & Success  Cleansing (not found at time of retrieval)     Water & Energy            A Savior & Health    Hope & Protection                                                                                              Access    Sanity 

Through conversations with my mother about her experience crossing the border in the late 70s, through radical empathy and research on Central American migration, these twelve 1” gifted worry-dolls were repurposed using intentions, prayers and energy, in replacement of worries that are traditionally what the dolls hold. These intentions are used as materials that reflect aspirations, dreams and desires that many migrants hope to one day attain after making the trip north. Buried only a few inches beneath the earth and tucked into crevices of the space, these dolls held those aspirations throughout the duration of the event and were excavated after the show’s closing to be photographed and kept safe. Some were lost and never recovered.