Cuban artist's tribute to Michelle Kwan
Martínez's installation is made up of nine images of St. Therese that stand before a ''skating ring'' made of salt from the Dead Sea, as if the figurines were judges in a competition. The piece is a tribute to figure skating champion Michelle Kwan.
''Michelle Kwan is someone I adore, she's an inspiration,'' says Martínez, 36. ``And my sister is named after Santa Teresita. She's sort of our family's patron saint.''