Rockaway Destroyed #2, 2012

Cotton fabric dyed with bleach and sewn on canvas
190 x 140 cm

Rockaway Destroyed#2 was made with washed out cotton fabric parts that had been succesively decolored with bleach water, composed on a natural beige cotton fabric. These fragments were remains of a bigger textile which once constituted a work titled Rockaway that ended being torned apart. The works were named after the Peninsula in Queens Borough in New York City and the name functions as a remembrance of the misty and abondoned atmosphere of the real place. Although its title might mistakenly evoke the natural disaster occurred in 2012 Rockaway Destroyed#2 was titled in reference to the destruction of the previous fabric piece and completed before the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy on Rockaway Peninsula in New York in October 2012.