meir lobaton corona engraves bendita tortilla press
meir lobaton corona engraves bendita tortilla press meir lobaton corona engraves bendita tortilla press
dec 27, 2013

meir lobaton corona engraves bendita tortilla press

meir lobaton corona engraves bendita tortilla press
all images courtesy of meir lobaton corona



the ‘bendita tortilla’ by paris-based architect meir lobaton corona combines two fundamental elements of mexican cultural imagery; the virgin of guadalupe and the tortilla. the press is made of recycled aluminum and is similar to those found in any market, however the image of guadalupe is engraved onto one of the inner sides. apparitions of the virgin figure have been recorded in multiple places and objects, from ancient cloaks to trees and even on a piece of toast. the tortilla making machine enables her to appear in the kitchen, as the taco cooks, the virgin’s cloak and sparkles slowly emerge, enhancing the spirit of the popular mexican dish.



closed tortilla press



open tortilla press



the virgin of guadalupe engraved in bas-relief on one of its inner sides



cooked tortilla



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  • I wonder what other modern religions symbolically eat their deity?


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