1999 Jesse Amado Born: San Antonio, Texas 1951 granite and marble each assembled piece: 5 x 40 x 47 3/4 in. (12.7 x 101.6 x 121.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Henry R. Muñoz III in honor of Lyman Morgan Jones V © 1999, Jesse Amado 2013.48.2A-DD Not currently on view
Me, We recasts a ubiquitous modern-day beast of burden, the shipping pallet, using materials associated with classical commemorative sculpture. Amado’s marble and granite diptych honors workers whose anonymous labor supports our lives.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
stone - granite
stone - marble