Years Later, 2013
Adhesive vinyl on floor
500 x 500 cm (196.9 x 196.9 inches)

Site-specific floor collage, Museo Memoria de Andalucía, Granada, Spain, September 2013. Exhibited in P-Fabric 2013, curated by Isidro López Aparicio.

In this work, I "aged" the marble floor of the museum. The work was done during a residency at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Granada. Marble, especially Macael marble, which is extracted from quarries in Almería, Andalucía, is widely used as flooring in Granada. During my residency, I took photographs of damaged marble tiles I came across: at the University of Granada, at the building where I was staying, in public buildings, and at the palaces of Alhambra. I bought adhesive vinyl rolls with a marble image printed on them from local stores. I traced over the areas where the marble tiles had been broken or scratched in the photographs I took. I then hand cut the vinyl based on these tracings. At the museum, I recreated all the damaged tiles I had photographed by affixing the cut pieces of vinyl on a specific section of the floor. The floor of the museum is quite new and the marble tiles are very shiny. Still, some tiles have scratches on them. My collage intermingles with these scratches and ages the floor even more.