THE COLONIZATION SERIES

"Mexican music and food. Mexican television and radio. Mexican names of cities, states, rivers, and mountains. Anglo America continues to deny how much the social, cultural, political, and economic reality of the West and Southwest has been shaped by Mexicans. They have been part of its creation and they will form an even bigger part of its future."  ~ Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire 

In 2021, my work took on a new subject: Colonization. Not surprisingly, given the unresolved issues regarding immigration policy and the controversy over the border wall. It is a subject that is being discussed intensely by young Chicanx historians. As an artist, it offers me the opportunity to visually examine the political and philosophical issues of this catastrophic event and the repercussions of the savage expropriation of the Western Hemisphere that continue to impact the descendants of indigenous people to the present day. 

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