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SILHOUETTES

2021

 

Artist John Hood  originally created the Running Family Silhouette in the 1990s. The signs were erected, at the time, in response to  over one hundred immigrant pedestrian deaths due to traffic at the Mexico–United States border.

 

In my renderings, my reinterpreted silhouettes are drawn with Texas dirt on photos of this same area near the Mexico  border. The family flees their country of origin entering the United States to claim a better life. In the images, the  elevation of the silhouettes represents the wall expansion of the Mexico-US barrier that began during Donald  Trump's US presidency and still seems to continue. 

SILHOUETTES #12 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 22 x 17 in

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SILHOUETTES #11 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 22 x 17 in

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SILHOUETTES #1 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in

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SILHOUETTES #1 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in

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SILHOUETTES #2 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in

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SILHOUETTES #3 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in

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SILHOUETTES #4 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in

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SILHOUETTES #5 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in

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SILHOUETTES #6 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in

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SILHOUETTES #7 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in

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SILHOUETTES #8 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in

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SILHOUETTES #9 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in

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SILHOUETTES #10 | 2021 | dirt on photography paper | 19 x 13 in