Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Francisco J. Alvarado

TCU, MFA 2020

No Sé

Woodcut, 2019, 11"w x 14"h

The letters on this compass represent the cardinal directions, translated into Spanish and reversed to allow for a reading of the phrase “No sé” or the word “nose.” These are not directly related, except that they refer to the self: The first translates to “I do not know,” and the second is a prominent facial feature—part of our image, sometimes our identity. Most important, it is one of the tools that we use to navigate the world. Do you trust your nose?

Francisco J. Alvarado - No Sé

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