The Northern Triangle
22″ x 30″
There are thousands of children arriving to the US without their parents, coming mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, being sent away due to violence and turmoil in their home countries. These children are considered to be unaccompanied minors. This work reflects on how messed up this world is to push parents to send their children away “to help them have a better life”. In the pursuit of this goal, they do not realize that their children would have been better off staying with them and not suffering the trauma of abandonment and also of mistreatment from governments and peoples that don’t care about them. These children might have reached “The American Dreamland”, but they are already scarred for life. The irony of this situation is evident and extremely sad.
In the collections:
-Amon Carter Art Museum of American Art. Forth Worth, TX.
-The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
-In various private
*Published by Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA.