La Frontera [Border]
Frontera; Welded & Forged steel with Patina
I felt seriously compelled to make this sculpture.
The United States is a country that has had at its core the welcoming of oppressed people.
I remember, before I made a rough sketch, thinking of what a parent would have been faced with in order to pick up their children, start walking, not knowing where they were going or what they needed to survive but, being clear that wherever it led them, it would be better than what they left.
My grandparents fled oppression in order to make a better life in the United States. Others must be given the same opportunity.
The sculpture is slightly tilted back to speak to policies that are pushing people who should be allowed to come into the country.