Cargo Cult
2009 mother of pearl inlay, found shipping pallet
While working in New York City, I collected discarded shipping pallets and modified them with inlaid mother-of-pearl using patterns gleaned from traditional Filipino furniture. Subsequently, I reintroduced them to the various sites where I originally found them, including areas behind urban shops, in alleys, and propped up against buildings along sidewalks.

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F.O.B.: Yumi Janairo Roth at Cuchifritos Project Space and Gallery, NY, NY
by Suzanne Wasserman