Mile Post Guadalupe

I was introduced to Our Lady of Guadalupe while living in Arizona. I often found her image in the rocks and crevices of the Sonoran desert - placed there by those risking it all to immigrate to the U.S. I just completed my own journey across a large chunk of the U.S. and found the … Continue reading Mile Post Guadalupe

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The violence we create

As heroin ravages the U.S. most people don't consider the source of the drug, poppies. The New York Times just published a story about the Mexican supply of the American demand for heroin and it can be accessed HERE. #NoWall  

Rape Tree

Not far from this lone mesquite tree and family shrine south of the U.S./MX border I found another mesquite where women's underwear hung from the branches. The vulgar sight was evidence of the violence committed on a daily basis against women and children making the dangerous journey to the U.S. in search of a better … Continue reading Rape Tree

Wall Art

The NY Times recently published a great list of short documentaries & films that address the concerns of borders and the physical and mental structures that governments use to emphasize and/or legitimize them. For a satirical view check out THIS one. For a heart-string puller THIS one. And for the wildlife and wild land emphasis … Continue reading Wall Art

Border Art

Art connects us, educates us, and gives us a glimpse into other lives, communities, and worlds. From the Tucson Weekly From the Northern Jaguar Project: Friday, May 12th, 6-9 p.m. U.S.-Mexico Border Wall, Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, SON with artist Lauren Strohacker, Border Arts Corridor (Douglas), Casa de la Cultura (Agua Prieta), Conciencia y … Continue reading Border Art

Stationary

Cacti and other native plants are stationary. They cannot move out of the way of feet, bulldozers, trucks, or shovels. In addition, all the human activity associated with building the border wall disturbs the soil in which the plants live, even alters it. How are the plants' pollinators affected? What about the water flow to … Continue reading Stationary