Long Yellow Hose

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This piece by Gabriel Orozco is a metaphor for many things. After Orozco came to America from Mexico, he carefully analyzed the San Diego area and how it related to the Mexican people who inhabited it.  Orozco likes to use found objects for art in order to say something about the purpose they already have. Notice how the hose is laid on top of plants that rely on water to live. The hose, therefore, possibly represents the Mexican American people who work everywhere around our nation and in abundance in the San Diego area, for they truly "nourish" our society. Orozco's Long Yellow Hose was piece installed in 1996. The only material used in this piece is simply a 1,200-foot-long plastic watering hose.