Iron Gate Series / Serie de Rejas, 2012, welded iron and paint.
In the mid 1960's iron gates were introduced as an ornamental element in new Puerto Rican architecture. Through out time the use of gates grew and is now implemented to most new and old structures in the Island — both urban and rural. It's collective regard as a necessity for privatization and security, shifted the designs into simple functional and generic vertical patterns. The entity from inside the gate claims ownership and sovereignty over a space, limiting physical presence while still sharing visual power and domain among the public.
The design employed in this series is one of the original and most popular. It was highly used in the 1970's with the rise of a medium class and the development of urban communities throughout the Island.
Torre de Cinco installed at Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina, San Juan, 2013.