La tierra prometida: detail showing row of columns with neon sculptures
The Promised Land
Gonzalo Díaz's inSITE97 project, La tierra prometida/The Promised Land, was installed in the basement of the Children's Museum in San Diego. Following the fourteen Stations of the Cross, the installation was built upon fourteen columns each distinguished by a word with multiple meanings spelled out in blue neon. Each column was also marked by an illuminated bronze Roman numeral as well as enigmatic figure at the top of the column, shrouded in dark wrappings. Playing off of the large orthogonal space, Díaz created a mythological/spiritual space for the viewer. --inSITE97
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 309, Folder 04, Item 099)
The New Children's Museum (American museum)
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acrylic paint; wood (plant material); plastic bags; brass (alloy)
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Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects and Interior Design
Sculpture and Installations
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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