Historic Memory art…Trigger Warning

"the bayonet pierced her repeatedly while she prayed for the soldiers
“the bayonet pierced her repeatedly while she prayed for the soldiers” 4.22.2014

strength often means inviting the pain to come be your lover, your friend, your teacher. listen to what it has come to share. treat it getnly and let it go on its way.
strength often means inviting the pain to come be your lover, your friend, your teacher. listen to what it has come to share. treat it getnly and let it go on its way.
nightmares and flashbacks
nightmares and flashbacks 4.14.2014
the genocide
Kam ab’il? What are your names? 1.6.2014
the truth stared at her but she was frozen in time4.15.2014
the truth stared at her but she was frozen in time 4.15.2014
La Muerte viene por nosotras/ Death comes for us all 4.19.2014
sorrow and loss   hope and joy 4.17.2014
sorrow and loss hope and joy 4.17.2014
para que todos sepan/ so that all shall know 1.4.2014
para que todos sepan/ so that all shall know
1.4.2014
¿Quién soy yo? Who am I? 2.19.2014   (in a private collection)
¿Quién soy yo? Who am I?
2.19.2014 (in a private collection)
sobreviviente/ survivor...it's about the message, my message 2.25.2014
sobreviviente/ survivor…it’s about the message, my message
2.25.2014
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Prayer alone is not enough/la lucha sigue…the struggle continues 1.8.2014
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Ma sa laa ch’ool? /Are you happy in your heart? 1.8.2014
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Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto/ Thank you life for giving me so much 1.11.2014 (in a private collection)
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Rest in peace, my dear, struggling souls/ Que en paz descansan, queridas almas luchadores 1.13.2014
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Each one lives in our hearts 1.15.2014
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Knowing the truth is painful…. 1.21.2014
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Viven en el corazón del pueblo/ they live on in the hearts of the people 1.21.2014
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Censura, silencio, impunidad/ Censure, silence, impunity 1.22.2014
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these wings hold precious memories 1.23.2014
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the world is still out there waiting for me…. 1.24.2014
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i can’t let go 1.26.2014
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i want to savor the earthy scent of bodies fed by corn 1.26.2014
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the memories are radioactive 1.27.2014
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Presente! these are the four cardinal points in the mayan cosmovision. 2.1.2014
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quiero darle un entierro digno/ i want to give them a dignified burial 2.2.2014
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Our souls are meant to co-mingle 2.3.2014 (in a private collection)
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i just need some space…to rest my heart and cushion it with my tears 2.3.2014
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find your path 2.6.2014
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the smell of smoke 2.8.2014
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¿Dónde están las mujeres? / Where have all the women gone? 2.10.2014
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where are they? 2.20.2014
“365 people died on July 7, 1981 when Lucas Garcia was president”. personal photo of El Quetzal, Barillas, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Cross marks a clandestine grave
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incense for healing- pungent, strong, penetrating 2.11.2014

Exhumation in Petanac, San Mateo Ixtatan Guatemala, April 2001

Exhumation in Petanac, San Mateo Ixtatan Guatemala, April 2001. The village was razed when Rios Montt was president of Guatemala, during the scorched earth campaign.

Reburial in Petanac, San Mateo Ixtatan, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. 2002
Exhumation 5.3.2014
who will draw the line 6.19.2015
we are all wounded. we are all healers. we seek wholeness 4.27.2014

 

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