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View Across the Rio Grande

View Across the Rio Grande, the River of Death, from San Ygnacio, Texas
1983
Linoleum block print on handmade Okawara paper
26 5/8” x 73¾”. Edition: 20

The image was drawn on linoleum on the Rio Grande River bank, two blocks from my San Ygnacio home. During this time with many undocumented persons, including refugees fleeing the war in Central America, were crossing the river, an occasional body would be found floating in the river. The ones found near San Ygnacio were buried in a paupers section of the cemetery.

On the right side of the print, Michael Tracy is lying on the riverbank, with Henry Estrada, his partner, and myself standing at his side. Fishermen are in their boats in the river. Armed fighters from Central America are crossing in the middle of the print.

When click on fourth of print, can get enlarged image for closer view, with back to under enlarged.

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