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Samantha Holmes, Mundillo (Little World)

2020, Steel, 14’ x 8’ x 9’8”

97th and Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

September 2021-2022

Sponsored by NYC DOT Arts and the Columbus Amsterdam BID

A monument to women’s work and the cultural dynamism of  New York City, Mundillo (Little World) translates the patterns of traditional Puerto Rican lacework from the intimacy of the home to the visibility of the city square, from the softness of cotton to the resilience of steel. As the sculpture stretches across the plaza, the openings in its surface fill with the colors and textures of the surrounding neighborhood, weaving this vibrant community into the very fabric of the piece.