nos quedan los desparecidos

hand woven cotton, embroidery, audience participation
25 x 250 in, 2018

photo courtesy of Brian Medina 

nos quedan los desaparecidos came to fruition as a deep emotional reaction to the migrant caravan crisis and as a result all the indigenous children that were separated and detained at the USA border. To think that as a species in perpetual migration, our most vulnerable have been villainized, stolen, and abused for doing what is inherently our nature. Driven by the prayer of finding home, I invited participants to imbue their energy through writing into handwoven fabric. As each participant added their words and magic, I worked against the vanishing ink and opposing forces to embroider and make permanent what remained of their writing.