Descansos are road side memorials that serve as markers/head stones for the place in which a death occurred by vehicular manslaughter. Descansos can be found in Mexico and New Mexico. This video was shown during the installation of my latest sculpture titled Descanso which is an ode to those who have died by execution. The sculpture is made up of hand made paper flowers, the paper is made from documents regarding the death penalty such as case reports, jury decisions, statements from victim and executed person's families and etc., the sculpture along with the flowers is miniatures of the top four ways most commonly used for execution: electrocution (an electrocution chair); lethal injection (a lethal injection table); hanging (a noose); asphyxiation/gas chamber (a gas chamber door). This video was shown during the installation of Descanso.

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