About the Drawing
My artwork takes a critical view of social, identity and cultural issues. In my work, I deconstruct the American dream, for an Undocumented Child in search of his identity. I engage the subject in a kneeling position, a symbol of being afraid to show his identity. In the artwork America is split off from Mexico to represent the borderlands of two cultures. The color red represents the struggles to identity. Bold text in the piece is represented on the Dreamer and throughout the drawing to symbolize the power of words. I am undocumented, it is my identity. In the drawing the main theme is a journey to find an identity. When people see my piece I want them to relate to the struggle of finding an identity. The identity in the piece is, I am Mexican the origin, Undocumented the circumstance, American the future.