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Bernardo Vallarino

S.O.S

12' x 5' x 12'
Mixed Media

A pad of soil donated by Mexican and other Latin American immigrants is stamped with an SOS pattern using two large cast iron stamps that hanging on a wall. The inspiration for this installation was an image of tracks left on dirt by immigrants in the Texas desert. Like many of these immigrants, there are countless people around the world who are also leaving tracks in very inhospitable environments. Unfortunately, many of these tracks, silent cries for help, are unseen and erased by time.