Rockaway Destroyed #1, 2011

Cotton fabric dyed with bleach and sewn on canvas
196 x 134 cm

Rockaway Destroyed#1 was made with washed out cotton fabric parts that had been succesively decolored with bleach water, spread onto a natural beige cotton fabric. These fragments were remains of a bigger piece of fabric which once constituted a work titled Rockaway that I ended torning apart. The works were named after the Peninsula in Queens Borough in New York City where I spent some time in 2011, because I somehow related the misty and abondoned atmosphere of the place and the peninsula´s profile in maps, with the color and shapes of the cotton fragments.
Although its title might mistakenly evoke the natural disaster occurred in 2012, Rockaway Destroyed#1 was completed and titled before the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy on Rockaway Peninsula in New York in October 2012.