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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense



Me, We

Jesse Amado , 1999

granite and marble
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Henry R. Muñoz III
in honor of Lyman Morgan Jones V, 2013.48.2a-dd
© 1999, Jesse Amado

granito y mármol
Smithsonian American Art Museum, donación de Henry R. Muñoz III
en honor a Lyman Morgan Jones V, 2013.48.2a-dd
© 1999, Jesse Amado


Me, We recasts an 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.
Me, We redefine una ubicua bestia de carga contemporánea, el palé de transporte, usando materiales asociados con la escultura conmemorativa clásica. El díptico de mármol y granito honra a los trabajadores cuyo trabajo anónimo sostiene nuestras vidas.






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