From forgotten to the unforgettable.
This work from Nicoletta darita de la brown is from 2013, named ‘El barrio bodega’
Rescued from the gutter; blowing down the street like city tumbleweed.
‘ I reclaim and elevate what once was discarded by creating embellished art objects. Growing up in Brooklyn and Harlem I’d visit my block’s bodega daily, with pennies in hand, and leave with priceless treasures. More than just bags, they reflect a sense of pride for my neighborhood and are a symbol of my cultural identity.’