Bienvenidos a Indianapolis

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Los Bukis, Los Caminantes, and Los Yonics, my dads favorite bands.

Los Bukis' Video, Yo Te Necesito was on repeat.

My Mother and Father

Bienvenidos a Indianapolis was a temporary public art project that created a dialogue between the Latino population of Indianapolis, Indiana, and the community at large. This project culminated with an exhibition at the Eleanor Prest Reese, Robert B. Berkshire, and Dorit & Gerald Paul Galleries at the Herron School of Art and Design.  In addition, a large mural was painted in Indianapolis’s Near West Neighborhood (commonly referred to as “Little Mexico”)  along historic U.S. route 40.  The mural now serves as a welcoming beacon to Latino immigrants in the area.

For the gallery component of the project I fabricated a life-size replica of the outdoor billboards (20ft. wide X 16ft. tall) within the space.  With the help of my family a 12ft. X 12ft. room was constructed behind the billboard.  The idea was that the viewer would navigate around the structure entering the room through a door on the opposite side.  The interior was inspired by the make-shift living space within my aunt’s Sunnyvale, California garage that housed our young family for most of the 1980’s