Print size: 8" x 10"
Packaged in Eco-Friendly materials
As a child and grand child of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. I grew up very aware of the impacts of the border (not only the physical border, but the societal construct of it). This piece is inspired by Gloria Anzaldúa's book The Borderlands where she depicts the U.S-Mexican border as, “ una herida abierta where (México) grates against the (US) and bleeds. And before a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country — a border culture. Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition. The prohibited and forbidden are its inhabitants.”
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