Flag raising day, Havana

2014

Carved and painted lime with glass bottles and found collaged cigar box.

340mm(w) x 190mm(h) x 100mm(d)

I acquired what I believe to be a old cigar box from America. Paper images which include scenes of Cuba or the US/Mexica border had been collaged on to the pine box. One of these incorporates the date1st January 1899. With a little bit of investigation I found that this was the date when Spain relinquished control of Cuba and a new flag was raised. I made up a little story around this.

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