portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014 

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera
portal de lana y madera

Image: mom and dad on rooftop of the building they lived in the Lower East Side in New York. c. 1974

Recently arrived from Ecuador. 

portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera, 2014
portal de lana y madera
portal de lana y madera, 2014

wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014 

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera, 2014

Wood, Ecuadorian wool, rubber vacuum cleaner belts, twine, copper wire, bottlecap, fabric, ceramic, thread, metal tape, raw cotton, wood shavings, matches, and other found materials

Dimensions variable (Approx. 6 ft high x 5 ft wide, corner piece)

portal de lana y madera

Image: mom and dad on rooftop of the building they lived in the Lower East Side in New York. c. 1974

Recently arrived from Ecuador. 

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