Made in China

“Thirst” is my appropriation of a Mola, the unique craft made by the Guna women from Colombia and Panamá. It is the first piece of the series “Made in China” and it tells a story about the indigenous communities suffering because of lack of water. In Colombian Guajira, the Wayuu children die every day of thirst and malnourishment, while civilized people focus on attaining stuff. Indigenous communities from around the globe take care of the planet better than modern individuals, but their human rights are violated too frequently. 

Made in China is an ongoing project of handmade molas depicting common consumer goods usually mass produced in China.