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.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
My amazing crew
I couldn't have made the trip and installed this project without my amazing crew. My partner and Director David, center,filmed and documented my project. His Father Bob,left, a middle school teacher from Philadelphia, PA helped install the cutouts. It was a truly eye-opening experience for them, as much as it was for me.