Mapa estelar en árbol

2009
(Mexican, b. 1962)
Overall: 72.6 x 69.7 x 40 cm (28 9/16 x 27 7/16 x 15 3/4 in.)
© Gabriel Orozco
Location: On view at Museo Jumex, Mecico City, Feb 1, 2025 - Aug 6, 2025
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Orozco incorporates objects from urban and natural settings in his artwork. A fallen mango tree found in the state of Morelos in southern Mexico acts as the base for Mapa estelar en árbol. Indigenous inhabitants of Morelos use wood from mango trees for cooking and heating. Orozco has covered one side of the trunk with an even layer of animal glue, or gesso, on top of which he applied a layer of graphite that he fastidiously etched with a compass point. This process references an old master technique, one of many that Orozco has resurrected as part of his work.
Mapa estelar en árbol

Mapa estelar en árbol

2009

Gabriel Orozco

(Mexican, b. 1962)
Mexico, 21st century

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