PRESENCIA DE LO INVISIBLE
My approach to this concept started with research into family immigration narratives. These stories deal with themes of separation, reunion, humor, and loss.
The mural is a snapshot of a girl who was separated from her family and is in search of them with the help of her mystical coyote.
This art project is a practice in opening up discussions into our own origin stories and hopefully draw attention to the inhumane treatment of people only looking for a safe place to land.
This mural was completed with help from local community members and artists.
Special Appreciation to:
Reba Castañeda, Mural Artist/ Art Educator
Devin Meza, Artist
Nelly Castañeda, volunteer
Ernesto Hernandez, volunteer
Keirah Hernandez, volunteer
Keirstyn Hernandez, volunteer
Eva Huerta, volunteer
Karina Loza, volunteer
Ysidro Muñoz, volunteer
Special Thanks to Marcos from Chiltepe.
Projects is made possible by the Arts Council for Long Beach.
5631 ATLANTIC AVE. LONG BEACH, CA. at 56th St.