Sombra Piñanona, 2013
Gabriel Orozco (*1962, Xalapa, Mexico) takes inspiration from the streets and his surroundings.
He started using raw materials and everyday objects very early on in his career. Sombra Piñanona, 2013 is a poetic example of the artist’s use of ready-made sculptural situations he finds in his surroundings. Piñanonas (its scientific name is Monstera deliciosa) is a typical and common plant used throughout Mexico. The rendition of the plant’s silhouette using photography gives the work an undeniable romantic aspect and leaves room for interpretation and emotions.