Saturday, February 02, 2008

This work is based on the ideologies that are being constructed in the media about the potential convergence of Mexican and American cultures. The words on the signs are a mixture of two words. They were taken straight from the mouths of Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs themselves. They are spoke by those men in media in a negative and looming doom kind of manner. "What will happen when our America becomes Mexamerica?" These concerns are turned in on themselves in this work. I create a banner with these 'bad' words on them in order to welcome the new world of two cultures. With golden apples lining the pieces, I hope to bring to mind the idea of a world where if ignored and pushed away will result in increased prices due to a lack of workers. Also to represent the importance of the work that migrant workers do and the increased value of their contribution to our society.