A monumental sculpture measuring ten meters in height, Toy-an Horse was commissioned for InSITE 97 and placed at the dividing line between the United States and Mexico. Made of unpainted wood, the sculpture recalled the mythological Trojan horse, though ERRE’s replica differed in its possession of two heads–one facing the United States and one facing Mexico. The two-headed horse embodied the indifference of both countries despite their inescapable co-dependence. At the same time, the deceit implied in the Trojan horse symbol reinforced the idea that any type of deception that one of the nations might play on the other was also a trick on itself.
1997. Exhibited: U.S.-Mexico border, San Ysidro Port of Entry, commission for InSITE97.