16g metal and dirt/soil from artist homes in Chicago and Mexico
12’ x 3’ x 1”
With dirt that I received from my home, in Acambaro, Guanajuato México, I balance it along side dirt from his current home in the Southwest side of Chicago. Being born in Acambaro and raised in Chicago, I believe that am not more or less than a natural born citizen in the United States. This brings up the question of worthiness of citizenship, what are the “requirements”, are the “requirements” legitimate?
Detail shot of dirt from home in Acambaro, GTO., México
Detail shot of dirt from home in Chicago, IL., United States of America
43 CrazonesDesaparesidos, 2015 Plaster and sound installation 48"x60"x4"
This is a memorial piece dedicate to the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa Normal School near Tixtla, Guerrero, México. The sound piece is what I recorded from observation of a protest that took place at the Consulate General of Mexico, in Chicago, IL., United States of America.
Many people from Mexico and of Mexican decent, despite where they live now in the world, are very passionate and angry that this unfortunate event took place.