La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra, Colorado. 2000.
(Memory and Spirit of Our Land)
10 x 50 feet
Digital mural on aluminum substrate
Location: Denver International Airport
A commission for the central terminal of Denver International Airport, Colorado. “The Memory of Our Land” explores Chicano/Mexicano history of the southwest, in particular the passage through El Paso, the “Ellis Island” of the Southwest, in the 1919-23 Mexican migration north to Colorado. This work represents the artists family story of migration from Chihuahua to Colorado.
To compile the historical imagery used in this work, in-depth research and extensive dialogue with the Hispanic people of Colorado took place over a period of two years.