Pantoja proposes to use everyday objects, cans, lids, and sidewalk stories. He further adds comments about a red moon, the Cold War, the space race, and Chuck Yeager’s comment on the US Mercury Space Program, “Spam in a can,” in relation to his proposal.
Jorge Pantoja was born in Cuba; he lives and works in the United States. The artist is known for his series of drawings that have been called “visual haikus,” due to their intimate scale and meditative quality. His work is indebted to the tradition of the collage.