Mixed Media and Transformative Storytelling
Dedicated to all immigrants who have left their country in search for a better tomorrow. “My mother endured hours huddled under a ditch with a helicopter hovering as her hands tightly gripped her rosary, praying for her children to withstand the pressure of the white man hunting for them as the sounds of terrorizing barks approached their nest of hope.
Hope was harvested by my mother's silent pleads to God and La Virgen Maria -cultivated by her strength and ability to envision the great, watered with her melancholic tears,and birthed an impeccable faith under that dark night.
We were all alright.
We arrived to this place of dreams, Los Angeles California, The dreamland that quickly transformed into a nightmare…”
Las vidas negras importan and for the day of the dead I paint this piece to honor the lives of those black sisters and brothers who have been victims of the oppressive system the United States is. I seek to honor the muertitos that were enslaved during the robbing of these precious lands, to today’s modern civil war where countless black lives have been taken. Emmett Till to Breonna Taylor and the endless black trans folks who have been brutally murdered to so many more...so many more. Together we must unite and work to dismantle white supremacy and recreate a justice system that serves everyone equally. Black lives Matter por siempre y en paz y poder descansen los Muertitos negros.
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Last updated on April 11, 2021