La Ley Del Monte
An exploration into my family's history of agriculture in the mountainous valleys of Southeastern Mexico. A way of life that deeply rooted itself in my mother's spirit long after her family left farming and long after she left Mexico.
Los Brazos de Mamá
Pictured left to right: Myself, my mother and my older brothers. Newly acclimated to the United States, the children beam with joy & amusement. The unknown truth of our undocumented status has yet to hinder that smile. My mother is not oblivious to the struggles in our future. Embracing her children, her face wears a look of apprehension and resilience for what lies ahead.
My brothers and I at play in the mid 1990's. Shortly after arriving in the United States. The cramped kiddie pool & turbulent waters an allusion to the everyday reality we would experience living undocumented. Though this was our reality, we never allowed it impede upon the bond we shared as siblings.
A portrait of the artist at age 3 as he readies for a new journey and a new country. A look of timidness appears on his face as the Sun adorns him. Unknown to the child is the the heavy burden he'll have to carry. One that tried it's best to limit him but ultimitaley failed. He was born to shine. The limitations imposed upon him only made him shine brighter. The Sun acts as a crown as he rejects the shadows and steps forward into the light.