Patty Botello has been making piñatas since she was a little girl. Though some are destined to be joyously destroyed by children at parties, much of her work is museum quality and intended for gallery exhibition. Her current sculptural work focuses upon fruit vendors, whose festive carts are a beloved presence in many Latinx neighborhoods. Patty is currently a Cultura Power Fellow at San Jose's MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana).
For more information: https://www.pattybotello.com https://maclaarte.org
Additional vendor footage courtesy
Saul Barrios https://www.youtube.com/c/thepezcador1