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- Cite This Work
[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Betsabee Romero's inSITE97 project, "Ayate Car," was installed next to the border fence in Colonia Libertad. Romero covered a 1955 Ford Crown Victoria with floral painted fabric and filled it with roses that decayed slowly over the course of the exhibition. The residents of the colonia protected the car throughout the exhibition and saw it as their own shrine. Meant to contrast the masculine with the feminine, the car was a symbol of refuge and an altar at which residents could seek solace from the struggles that are a part of daily life in Colonia Libertad. --inSITE97
- Physical Description
automobiles; canvas; oil paint (pigmented coating); Dry roses
- Related Resource
Online finding aid
Colonia Libertad, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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Shared Shelf: 16715596
- Location Of Originals
This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 04, Item 315)
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Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/sca)
Sculpture and Installations
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