///My canvas is titled : Lost Aztlan // acrylic 1'x 1' deep-dish canvas////
I donated a canvas to HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES. There will be a silent auction going on.
I wanted to create a dialogue with the viewer to let them know how i think about identity and the layers and barriers we go through in search for our identity. The concrete is breaking apart in the letter form of Aztlan witch is uncovering the Mexica Sun Stone. Aztlan is the mythical homeland of the Mexica/Aztec people. This "Aztlan" term was coined by Chicano poets in the 60's who claimed one day that disposed Mexicans would repopulate the American south west. The sacred Heart is the Catholic influence with in the Mexican diaspora.