Marina Gutierrez - Casita 3- Detail - Vintage Puerto Rican public health tracts
Casita 3 is a floating Caribbean style country house constructed in improbable materials that recall the synaesthesia of dreams. Transparent corrugated fiberglass replaces a tin roof. The walls, reminiscent of mosquito netting, are formed by coated cheese cloth mesh with collage of iconic images- historical and commercial, and a rear wall embedded with hair and bark fibers. One enters below a transom, traditionally wooden filigree, here replicated in sheet aluminum. Occupying the room's center, stands a small rustic table patterned with metal fruits recycled from 'tin' cans. Casita 3" is a shelter for nostalgia, appropriated memory and desire.