|Wayne Alaniz Healy|
A couple inside
a bar in Boyle Heights are conversing from opposite ends of an opinion. The
pregnant woman is drinking a beer but finding her old man's words hard to
swallow. The expression on her face reveals that she has heard it all before.
The man is drinking the hard stuff and trying to unload some of his guilt
by blaming her for a lack of understanding. He's hoping the conjunto standing
outside will come inside so that he can create a diversion by requesting her
favorite song: "Mi Ultima Paranda."
This monumental monosilkscreen is the second Siqueiros I made for an experimental project to create "mural sized" prints to commemorate the muralist on his 100th birthday. The piece consists of 20 individual prints pulled one at a time. The image shows David Alfaro Siqueiros supporting 2 Chicano/a muralists, lending credence to the theory that he is the father of the Chicano mural movement.
1994, 25" x 34"