Paul Ramírez Jonas
Artist in the Public Realm

Nombres Propios, 2012



    MATERIALS:  7186 place names of Puerto Rico, 7186 Hellow My Name is labels, 7186 spaces for your names. 

    Nombres Propios is the name of a multi-volume 7186 page long book in which each page displays one of the 7186 geographical names of Puerto Rico. These names comprise anything that is named in a map: from airports, beaches and bays to parks, summits and valleys. Each name appears in its own page, printed onto a removable sticker label that may be taken by viewers. In exchange, the same page has an area where the reader may sign his or her own name in exchange after removing the sticker.