Lenguas (tongues), 2017

Wodden sticks
130 x 25 cm each

This are two sticks that I found in Etupe cooperative farm in the region of Otjiwarongo in Namibia. Originally they were being used as stands for a rack, but I thought they really looked like tongues. I like the fact that someone clear the irregularities of the raw sticks, not with representational intentions, but with the utilitarian intentions, making a rack.

I’m interested in the relation between sculpture and form that is display. So I decided to exhibit them in the National Gallery of Namibia, and by presenting them in an art gallery I also bring ordinary sticks into something meaningful.