Simon Vega - Tropical Mercury Capsule Rug - Third world technological meditation

Simón Vega creates drawings, ephemeral sculptures and installations inspired in the informal, self made architecture and vendor carts found in the streets and marginal zones of El Salvador and Central America. The space capsule sketch in the rug is based on one of the artist's sketches of a 1:1 scale Mercury capsule sculpture that is part of the Perez Art Museum Collection in Miami.  The sculpture fuses an object once associated with state-of-the-art, first-world technology with the provisional architecture found in the favelas, shantytowns, and slums of the developing world. 

This rug is an edition of 3.