del Andamio (The Scaffold)

Who would I be without the constant support that my brother gave me growing up? Del Andamio honors our relationship and our latinx workin

Del Andamio honors my relationship with my brother and our latinx working class heritage, by melding handmade adobe bricks and commercial-grade steel together. My brother spent most of his life building scaffolding for large commercial properties. His body raised these buildings, as many POC bodies have, while going unnoticed and under appreciated by our greater society.

These shape shifting building materials, simultaneously support each other while giving tribute to collective labor, sibling love, and forgotten stories of ancient indigenous structures. Symbols of Costa Rican mythology convert the scaffold into an alter.