Hello, this is Stanley.
A manifestation of memories and conditions. The inability to travel is something shared by many immigrants. Thus, Stanley was created as a stand-in not only for others but for my very own inability to travel, restrictions and supervision placed on certain people.
My hope for Stanley is that he will travel back to Mexico and see my homeland. To an environment no longer present and still ever-changing by harsh influences. Simply put, the land I left no longer exists.
My hope for Stanley is that he will travel and be handed to various people. He will become a possession which could unfortunately be lost in transit.
This morning, I received an email. Stanley is now in Guanajuato, Mexico and making his rounds there.
So far he has seen the rolling hills of Iowa,
the poplar trees of Memphis,
and now the Alhóndiga de Granaditas of Guanajuato.
Safe Travels Stanley
I’m on my way to Chicago! What printmaking recommendations do you all have for me? What do I need to see?
I am there now! Time to look for art!