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Shadow War,
Mixed media, wood, Mexican news papers.
9ft x 7ft

Shadow War

A rendering of Guernica (Picasso, 1937) in tribute to the victims of the organized crime, drug war and awful immigration laws.
It portrays the mess the US Gov helped create with the war on drugs and the threat of the incoming administration's immigration policies that will cause more pain to our brothers and sisters on the other side of the imaginary wall.

Shadow [Sha-dow]

A dark figure or image cast on the ground or some surface by a body intercepting light.

War [Wawr]

A conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.

[Sha-dow Wawr]

A dirty war. A war under the wing of a non-governing government. A war that takes women & children first and hovers over men like a vulture while they run across the Arizona desert.
A war where whomever plays on the side of the shadowed figures wins. The shadow intercepts the light and takes power for a second until it gets carried on by the forces of whoever is strongest and most brutal.
A war where the unofficial numbers of victims reaches 200.000. A war that does not seem to be ending anytime soon.

** Special thanks to Patricia Algara & Karina Borgogno for their assistance during this project. **