La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra, California. 1996.
(Memory and Spirit of Our Land)

10 x 30 feet
Acrylic on canvas.

The mural design was inspired by “Borderlands/La Frontera, The New Mestiza,” by Gloria Anzaldua’s 1987 collection of prose and poetry about the forging of the Latino identity. “What I want is an accounting of all three cultures, white, Mexican, Indian, Anzaludua writes. “I want the freedom to carve and chisel my own face…” The mural design pays homage to the memory of land and explores the inherent nature of a site. The mural is located at the University of Southern California’s Tutor Student Center.