The Cooper Hewitt exhibition, Nature by Design, features two works by Gloria Cortina and three by Emerging Objects in the section titled Cochineal. This section of the exhibition expands upon Pre-Hispanic use of the cochineal insect as a natural colorant by indigenous peoples from the Americas. This installation explores the enduring legacy of cochineal and its innovative use among contemporary designers from across the Americas through a variety of medium including lacquered furniture, textiles, and works on paper. Gloria Cortina has developed a hand pained wallpaper from cochineal for the exhibition and the Black Hawk console, from the museum’s collection.
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