Be careful when you step into Pamala Martinez-Henderson’s art installation called “The Pink House.” You might trip over an iron on the floor.
As she invites a visitor into the area decorated with cardboard furniture and appliances, and real-life objects, Martinez-Henderson says, “I put that iron there on purpose. That’s the way my mother’s house was. There was stuff all over the place.”
Martinez-Henderson (Diné, Chiricahua, Mexican, African American) is one of 13 graduating seniors from the Institute of American Indian Arts whose work is on display in the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery on the IAIA campus.