|Artist||Dulce Soledad Ibarra|
|Dimensions||65 x 63 inches (165.1 cm x 160.02 cm)|
|Medium||Bolsa de mercado, thread, buttons|
|Credit||Image courtesy of the artist and The Pit LA, photographed by Jeff McLane|
Constructed from Mexican market bags, the works in Dulce Soledad Ibarra’s Bolsotes series pay tribute to laborers and their uniforms. Much of Dulce’s work is inspired by the Piñata District of Los Angeles, a regional landmark and community defined by Latinx (primarily Mexican) culture and migrant methods of survival. Even in the best of times, the resilience of the laborers and small-business owners in this district is tested daily due to economic uncertainty and limited resources. Since the spring of 2020, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the community has been profound, intensifying the need for new strategies of adaptability and sustainability.