Azucacera by Nikki Luna
Currently on display at the Lopez Museum
Those diamond-looking items are real sugars shaped into diamond by young artist Nikki Luna. They are not brad sugars, but ordinary sugar like the ones found in the kitchen. So what does the sugar diamonds imply as part of her exhibit at the Lopez Museum? Sugar as it is, is an important commodity to both landlords and farmers in areas where she took the inspiration to set up the Azucacera. She used this as part of the series of installation concept art to convey social issues such as displacement of families due to land grabbing and mining.