Vuelo del Quetzal

A Quetzal coin was suspended at a height of 175cm from the floor (the artist's eye level) using a polypropylene string fastened to the gallery walls on both ends.

Guatemala's currency is called the Quetzal, named after the country's national bird. In ancient Mayan civilization, the Quetzal bird was highly regarded and considered a symbol of affluence, with only royalty and priests permitted to wear its feathers. Nowadays, this magnificent bird is regarded as a symbol of freedom in Guatemala and is prominently featured in the country's Coat of Arms.


Year: 2017
Medium: Quetzal coin, steel rings, polypropylene multifilament yarn gauge 18
Dimensions: Variable