Arbol Portátil

Mateo López
Arbol Portátil, 2020
Wood, screws, suitcase (wood and linen)
Work: 262 x 167 x 114 cm

Arbol Portátil (portable tree) is a modular, travelling sculpture which can be compacted and packed into a custom made suitcase. The visual language intentionally references design of toys such as Meccano and encourages a sense of play. The concept of travelling sculptures and in particular this travelling tree, which can be "rooted" in a new destination, speaks to López's experience as an immigrant living between Bogotá and New York.