Selected Works > Receivers

In "Receivers" Puerta questions human acts embodied by mythic forms—and their healing transmission. With a sculpture that consists of a root-like structure growing ears as its fruits, bearing questions such as What do we need to give? What can a receiver receive that acts as a healing transmission to the experiences that have left us wounded and in need of new empathic pathways? Who and what has sentience?

Along with referring to archetypes like the Mandrake and Sphinx as points of historic mythic access, she also echoes furniture design that feels simultaneously domestic and speculatively utilitarian. Through these familiar forms, Puerta embeds proposals for excess to be the site of comfort and to honor our complex unknowable selves that exist outside of capitalistic values of use.