Migration and the power of art

I just learned of an excellent Mexican sculptor last week named Alejandro Santiago.  Sadly I learned of him and his work because he died of a heart attack at age 49.  He is most famous for the clay sculptures he created to represent all of the migrants who left his town in Mexico for a better life in the US.  Here are a couple photos of his figures:

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The project was called 2501 Migrants and you can find much more of Alejandro’s terrific work by clicking on the link.

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