Samantha Holmes, Mundillo (Little World)

2020, Steel, 14’ x 8’ x 9’8”

West Farms Square Plaza, Bronx, NYC

October 2020 - September 2021

NYC DOT Arts Community Commission

Bronx River Arts Center

A monument to women’s work and the cultural dynamism of  the Bronx, 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.