This work is an homage to the migrant children border crisis of 2014. While in the midst of this crisis in this past summer, I was reading a book about the Tower of London. It occurred to me that some American attitudes towards the children of the crisis were particularly cruel and medieval. Perhaps, if cruelty ruled the day, some people would see these children’s heads on spikes atop of the border wall. This is the image you see before you and I’ve been told it’s “morbid” but it’s symbolic of the vitriol that is present in conversations about immigrants. This work pays tribute to all the Mexican and Central American children who have died crossing the border to seek a better life. You can see this image throughout the month of November at La Pena Gallery in Austin, Texas.
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