Texas-Mexico border native minerals, natural material collected outside Guadalupe Mountains National, handmade netting, cochineal, monofiliment, indigo, silk chiffon

8' x 12 'x 4'

Pegas Plaza, Dallas, Texas
Commissioned Installation
Curated and Produced by Make Art with Purpose (MAP), Janeil Engelstad
April 2 - April 18, 2017


Sin Fronteras explores the relationship between the border as a nonobjective geographical landscape and as a politicized place. Suspended from a woven net atop the MAP Pavilion, native minerals represent the border region in the state of Texas. Red and blue natural dyed cloth create a grid on the back wall of the Pavilion representative of how different counties voted in the 2016 presidential election. With the use of Texas-Mexico border native minerals, cochineal red and indigo blue natural dyed cloth, bi-lingual (Spanish / English) signage and the grid, Tierra Firme suggests a minimalist approach to data imaging to represent geology and politics found along the frontera.