Maya Taqueria Bag (2022)  

Cabochon pearls glued on discarded brown paper bag,
7.5 x 9.4 x 10.9 inches (19.5 x 23.8 x 27.6 cm)  
Images courtesy the artist

Maya Taqueria Bag is part of Shirt’s series of pearled garbage works, in which pieces of garbage selected and saved by the artist undergo a process of being “pearled,” meaning flat-sided cabochon pearls are glued to the object. The title here references a favorite Mexican restaurant of Shirt’s in Brooklyn, NY.

The work debuted in the group exhibition Island Letter at CC Projects gallery June 14-July 9, 2023. More information about the show can be found here.