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A Biography in Three Chapters

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I. Autonomous/Anonymous

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(Unit)ed, Untied

For the Three in a Father's Photograph 

manually stitched image as denim heirloom  

3’x 3’

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Backside of (Unit)ed, Untied

manually stitched heirloom

memorializing a photograph

 

3"x 3"

From left to right:

a family friend, my great grandfather,

and grandfather

 

circa 1960, from father's archive

3"x 3"

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II. He was Once 'Miguel'

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Heads and Tails (Tales)

My Grandfather’s Green Card

manually stitched denim 

3’x 3’

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III. A People's Play

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Death of a Myth

My Grandfather’s Retablo Stage

denim heirloom, quilted with a cathedral window pattern

3.5’x 5’

my grandfather, little caballero

 

circa 1965,

from father's archive

3"x 3"

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Death of a Myth (Pants for Walking Man)

white paint and denim from El Paso. manually sewn retablo and handmade jeans 

3.5’x 5’

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Pants for Walking Man

handmade jeans with embossed cathedral pattern 

2’x 4’

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A Dam(ned)nation in Three Epics

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