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Guillermo Gutierrez
University of Texas, El Paso, TX
Faculty Sponsor: Angel Cabrales

Assemblage of found objects
9 ft x 8 ft x 2 ft

Artist Statement

When I arrive at Krag (my name for a deserted dump in east El Paso), I put on gloves and grab trash bags before wandering through endless masses of detritus in search of materials. I select carefully, asking questions about each object. Back in civilization, I begin to weave my finds together. I alter and combine elements in jarring assemblages, tying, stapling, gluing, screwing, and nailing them together. It is important for me to search and discover-my process informs my ideas and feeds into the final outcome of the work.