MIGUEL (2019) — Detail
45" X 34" on a x 47" X 36" sheet
1 original collage (no editions)
Miguel Ruiz, deported from the USA after 30 years, photographed in Tijuana, Mexico with his American-born son in 2018. Mixed media includes reproductions of the subject's personal snapshots on Hahnemühle Rice Paper, archival glue, acrylic gold paint on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 paper. Miguel shared just a few images off his cell phone, two of which were used in the collage: an image of his son and the mother and another of the US/Mexico border fence disappearing into the Pacific.