SIMAR, Veronique

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Description

El Voto, 1997
Wood box, lace, fabric, worry dolls

"This is a memorial to all in my country, Guatemala, who have never received a proper burial, and were not only insanely murdered by the army of their own country, but then were piled up in clandestine cemeteries, so that their loved ones could never come and be with them.

And the epitaph (THE WISH) reads as follows:

Oh! Please give us a tomb!
a tomb for our souls,
for our poor bodies,
so sore
and tough
from that volcanic lime!

We plead you,
we implore you, dear God, dear people,
dear brothers,
little brothers and sisters,
give us a tomb,
a safe tomb,
with shroud made of sweetness,
a place to console us,
a nice place, to erase the infamy,
a beautiful tomb,
for us!"

- Veronique Simar

Created in Guatemala

Date

1997

Creator

SIMAR, Veronique
b. France, 1947

Source

Women Beyond Borders Art Collection founded by Lorraine Serena

Identifier

2023.005.175

Citation

SIMAR, Veronique and b. France, 1947, “SIMAR, Veronique,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed June 14, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16923.