Larry and Debby Kline artists and provocateurs – installation, performances, and other works

Passages: Luminarias and Tears, for La Casa del Tunel, Tijuana, Mexico
Passages: Luminarias and Tears

Passages: Luminarias and Tears


Luminarias for Passages Ceramic, tea lights

A work created for our solo exhibition at La Casa del Tunel, an art center in Colonia Federal, Tijuana, Mexico.  Since La Casa Del Tunel was once a smuggling tunnel, we chose to honor the memory of those who either died trying to cross the border or made the crossing but lost contact with family in Mexico.  These luminaries are in keeping with Mexican tradition and candles may be lit in memory of loved ones.  The vans are pierced by teardrops.  The daytime photo documenting the installation shows the proximity to the border fence.  The location is especially poignant as the piece is visible at night from both the US and Mexico.

Passages - Luminarias Detail

Passages – Luminarias Detail















Tears for Passages (Necklaces)
Ceramic, glass

The teardrops cut from the luminaria vans may be worn in memory of those who perished in the crossing. The centers contain melted shards of glass, once sharp and dangerous, now transformed into pools for reflection.













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