Huayquito el Guerrero (Huayquito the Warrior)
Wire, paper mache, plaster of paris, gesso, acrylic paint, cork and clear resin Piggy Bank 6 H x 10 L x 6 W in
Huayquito is a tiny pig whose story became viral in Peru as a symbol of resistance to climate change. He valiantly survived a "huaico," a flash flood caused by torrential rains, that dragged him into the ocean along with homes, people, and other animals.
The sculpture depicts Huayquito as a warrior and reminder that there are creatures all over the globe fighting to survive in a world whose equilibrium is shifting. Huayquito is the first of a series of animal banks that will be sold and proceeds donated to disaster relief.