Presence of the Invisible / by Jose Loza

PRESENCIA DE LO INVISIBLE

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.

Mural Detail

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. 

 Design Concept

Design Concept

PROCESS

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

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