Untitled (Tension) 2017
Quetzal coin, steel rings, polypropylene multifilament yarn gauge 18 set at eye-level
variable dimensions

A Quetzal coin was suspended using a polypropylene string attached to both ends of the gallery walls at a height of 175cm from the floor.

The Quetzal is the currency of Guatemala, named after the national bird of Guatemala. In ancient Mayan culture, the Quetzal bird was considered sacred and a symbol of wealth, only royalty and priests wore its feathers. Today, in Guatemala, this splendid bird is considered a symbol of liberty, proudly displayed in the Guatemala Coat of Arms.

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