The Jewel / In God We Trust: junk car covered in gold leaf in luxury car dealer showroom
La joya/ En Dios confiamos
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
João Louro's project "The Jewel / In God We Trust" traces the inverted trajectory of the recycling dynamic that characterizes the border zone. His project begins with the selection of a European car recovered from a junkyard in Tijuana and transformed into a "jewel" through the addition of a skin of gold leaf. Once this trash object is transformed into a opulent gold sculpture it will be exhibited and auctioned in San Diego. Proceeds from the sale will be given to an elementary school in Tijuana and used to support visual art workshops for children, where students will be encouraged to add further layers of imagery to the paper money. --inSite_05
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automobiles; gold leaf
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La Jolla, San Diego (Calif.)
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Shared Shelf: 18432050
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This image was extracted from a DVD-R from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 189, DVD 01)
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Sculpture and Installations
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