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.
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.