"Atrabiliarios," detail (1992-93)

"Atrabiliarios," detail, 1992-93
Shoes, animal fiber, and surgical thread, dimensions variable
Collection of The Pulitzer Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri
© Doris Salcedo
Courtesy the Alexander and Bonin, New York

"I wanted to get that pain, the mourning that was in the sphere of the private, into the sphere of the public. That’s why I made many niches in one space, to convey the idea that it is a public problem that is happening to many, many people."
-Doris Salcedo