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El Reencuentro (Margarita)

26 x 20 inches.

Screenprint on Archival Paper


Limited Edition of 66

Signed by the Artist & Numbered

Handprinted in Los Angeles, CA at Self Help Graphics and Inc.



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This piece is a very personal piece for me because it narrates the story of my mother's experience as a migrant who was coerced into giving up her first born child. In 1970, only months after she had arrived from Peru, my mother became pregnant by an abusive alcoholic. Because she was homeless and with little financial resrouce, my mother was coerced into giving up her child at birth to turn him over to an adoption agency. With the language and cultural barrier, my mother could do very little. In 2001, 31 years later, my brother came searching for his birth family and wrote a letter to my mother requesting to meet her and they were finally reunited.


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