I’m also making a paper mache piñata that I’m hoping can be broken open at the launch of the exhibition.
A piñata, is a container made of paper-mache, pottery, or cloth, and filled with toys or sweets. It is commonly associated with Mexico, and Catholicism, but was introduced to Europe in the 14th century. The traditional piñata was a seven pointed star, the seven points representing the seven deadly sins. The person with the stick represents blind faith, the turning, singing and shouting, the disorientation that temptation creates. When the piñata is broken the treats insides represent the reward for having blind faith.