This was a very personal piece for the artist as she and so many in her community suffered with rapid gentrification happening in SF, CA.
This specific building was known as “Cellspace”, a warehouse home to many artists studios, a non profit organization, salsa and break dance classes, roller disco night and much more. Nearly the entire block was bought and tore down to give way to luxury condos. Before that happen, Alves installed “Kaboom” a 6ft tall bomb made of second hand teddy bears.
Cartoonish look of a bomb made of second hand teddy bears, installation, 2017
work in progress