The Willys Jeep
, very common in Baracoa, Cuba, is something Quintero has represented many times in his work through his sociocultural project titled Transportarte a Baracoa
(transport yourself to Baracoa).
When Quintero started this project, he wanted to reflect the reality that surrounds those in Cuba. The Willys has been used to carry packages and help with moves. During World War II, it was employed by the military on the Guantánamo naval base, where the strong and brave vehicle proved its value more than once. American Craft Podcast thanks our guest, Leandro Gómez Quintero. View Quintero's object here
. See more of his work here
. Read about Leandro in the New York Times.
American Craft Podcast also thanks our host and producer Sarah Rachel Brown from perceivedvaluepodcast.com. Follow @sarahrachelbrown.
Music is produced by Hamilton Boyce. Find him at hamiltonboyce.com and follow @hamiltonboyce.
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