De La Torres’ Failed Promises (Sky Writings) consisted of a photograph taken of the skyline above the Galería billboard. Inscribed in the sky was an anonymous expression of the anti-war sentiment that was felt across the city upon the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
CURATORIAL STATEMENT De La Torres’ Failed Promises (Sky Writings) comprises a series of digital photographs that look at the sky as a possible democratic space. Some of the phrases the artist utilized in the series such as, “The Future Is In Your Hands”, “It Went Wrong” and “We Must Dissent”, are direct quotes of anonymous statements grafittied onto public restroom walls. These unidentified statements represent marginal voices and have been amplified by the "sky-writing" to remind us of the thin line that barely separates private thoughts from collective beliefs.