Pima County Arts Exhibit opens today
Here are some detail shots of my most recent work, What We Do Know (c) 2006. The full piece is 24x36 and currently part of the Pima County Arts Council exhibit of the Artists' of Rural Pima County. It can be seen at the Joel D. Valdez main library in Tucson, AZ, through March 23rd of this year. I created What We Do Know to bring attention to the situation in Ciudad, Juarez. I entitled the piece What We Do Know, because there are many theories and rumors and my piece just states simple facts that we do know including some of the conditions in which the bodies have been found. From the Amnesty International website http://www.amnestyusa.org they issued a report in 2003: Intolerable Killings/10 years of abductions and murders of women in Ciudad Juarez concluding that 370 women/children had been murdered in a variety of contexts, possibly a third of which indicated sexual violence. Many of the cases have still not resulted in the perpetrators being brought to justice.
I was compelled to make the piece when I realized that even though this has been going on since 1993, there are a majority of people that are still unaware this is happening. If you go to this NOW link, there is a partial list of organizations that are involved helping to bring international attention to this issue. Follow any of those links and you can find out more information.