doris salcedo //
unland: the orphan's tunic, 1997
wood, cloth, hair, and glue
"the word that defines my work is 'impotence' - i am completely impotent. i feel that i am responsible for everything that happens, and that i simply arrived too late. i cannot give anybody back their father or their sons, i cannot fix any problem, i can do nothing. it's a lack of power. but then as a person who lacks power, i face the ones who have power, and who manipulate life. it's from that perspective of the one who lacks power that i look at the powerful ones."
- doris salcedo