Cuauhtli
2016, photos transferred onto cotton canvas, 7ft iron wings (16ft wing span), performance installation
duration: 3 hours

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This performance installation is a statement of hope centered around the Eagle totem (Nahuatl translation Cuauhtli). I embody and anthropomorphize the migrant, in flight, freely traversing her land. Photographs on the wings were captured while crossing the US-Mexico bridge from Mexico to Eagle Pass, a voyage that is ubiquitous to thousands of people, and is built into the collective memory within the border.

The border bleeds within itself and outwards into both lands, and our memories of a dual experience on either side provides our wind, our urge to continue what has been done for centuries before the dividing lines existed.