For this cup, the artist has referenced his own work Después de todo, solo estamos aquí una vez (2021), part of a series of pieces inspired by the legend of Drexciya. They invite reflection upon the many lives that have perished through forced migration, imagining those same individuals still thriving in different forms. They also seek an answer to the questions that the artist grapples with, such as: “Will we ever find a home in this place, or will we always be exiles from the only homes we’ve ever known?”
For this cup, the artist has used a detail from A fragment of Janis Joe, (Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker), an oil painting she did in 1971.
In this image, the artist flies completely nude towards her table of poetry, uplifted by the very poems that are about to be composed.