In July 2012, I traveled to Rio Rico, AZ to install a very special series of cardboard cutouts in the desert. The Desert Project experience was necessary in order to understand for myself, beyond the media's coverage, the realities of the hostile, national issue. As an American-born child of Mexican Immigrants, The Desert Project is my way of honoring those who have made, as well as those who never completed, the treacherous trip through the unforgiving desert.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Continuing the process
I added the second man holding a hat and looking away from the scene. His image was necessary to express the grief that comes with the loss of a loved one. He is purposely one of the outer most subjects in the composition, his body language was intended to express the need to get away from the reality before him.