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Art Blocks
Iridescence
Market Square Park
301 Milam
Houston, TX 77002
Currently on View

Inspired by waves of the Gulf of Mexico, city landfills and black holes, the mosaic ceiling, titled Iridescence, features three vortex spirals of darker CDs and DVDs that are “painted” by using the colors of the discs that were no longer wanted and were likely heading to a landfill. The waves and the spirals compositionally extend past the frame of the trellis in a reference to the constant movement of time, which itself extends beyond our experience before and after us. The sources behind the shiny mosaic ranges from Microsoft software discs to someone's "Love Mix '98." These memories, like the use of the CD/DVD, and use of the Market Square Park itself has changed over time, but their potential to assess value and to create new roles continues to accrue. 

Leticia Bajuyo is a Filipino-American interdisciplinary artist known for her large-scale installations of donated CD/DVDs that have been exhibited nationally. She is a member of Project Vortex, Land Report Collective, ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors; and serves on the board for the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance and Texas Sculpture Group. A recipient of Hanover College's Daryl R. Karns Award For Scholarly And Creative Activity, a Great Meadows Foundation Professional Development Grant recipient and a Visual Artists Network Exhibition residency and grant recipient, Bajuyo received her M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her B.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Leticia served as the Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of Notre Dame and Professor of Art at Hanover College. She is currently Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

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