A Kind of a Stopwatch

Ana Carolina Meza Mendoza

I make minimalist structures that reflect my experience as an immigrant. I get inspired by architecture, ladders, corridors, and crosswalks. I am fascinated by these structures and their universal capacity to reflect power and rules. I challenge the idea that power means a stable system. I create weak structures through materials explorations.  
My artwork also talks about the state of in-between. I am originally from Colombia, and I came to the US when I was 18. As an immigrant, I feel misplaced in this Country, but I feel like I don’t belong there anymore when I go back to my birth town. My artwork uses transparency to reflect this in-between space. As an immigrant, the feeling of displacement is constant. I use the visual language of architecture and transparency to show the feeling of being out of place.

Photos by Matthew Roberts