El Oficiò

Artist Statement: The focus of this artwork involves research on pre-Columbian Codex imagery that has been appropriated into collective themes of wage, class assignment, and manual labor in the United States of America. The artwork acknowledges the necessity of the American dream with its true nature through proliferation of the working class.  The figures, which represent gods, acknowledge the essential and significance of engaging in the labor force as part of the capitalist dream.   Therefore the figures engage in the society through employment in its working class.