Wet Back – Yellow

Camiseta such con Azul (Dirty Wife-beater with Blue) / gum Arabic painting on paper / 40" X 44" / 1000.
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A Sort of Hope on yellow / gum Arabic painting on paper / 40" X 44" / 1000.
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Hombre Resuelto en Amarillo / gum Arabic painting on paper / 40" X 44" / 1000.
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Dolor de espalda con Azúl / gum Arabic painting on paper / 40" X 44" / 1000.
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YELLOW – April was the Cruelest Month.  The onset of Spring, the bright color yellow of the sun, both brought our families  work, money for basic needs, and new hope for long held dreams.  April also brought us exposure to farm contractors looking for the cheapest wages to be paid for the longest hours. Men that you had to trust to get work while knowing he could deport all those working illigally before payday. A big smile with a smirk under the surface. Yes, hope and fear, trust and betrayal, work or no work, my life as a Wet Back.