"Los que viven en la memoria nunca mueren."
(They who live in memory never die)
A collection of digital paintings of the twelve known asylum seekers in 2019 who did not survive the trials and tribulations of the American border. Many of their faces are well known now, and I wanted to honor them in some way all together. I created digital portraits of each one, then incorporated them into a master background painting of Tucson's iconic El Tiradito (The Castaway) Wishing Shrine. To view and learn more about who they were, see the photo gallery below and click on their pictures. Their stories are in my blog.
La Aplicación (The Application)
The last in my series honoring asylum seekers for a while, this is a study of the bond between parent and child. The mother's face shows her ancient Mayan bloodlines. The 45th presidential administration is world renown for its genocidal treatment of asylum seekers - child separation and abuse in particular.