Received from Frances Giron of Arvada, Colorado (USA)
Two postcards with on each a photography related to immigration.
On the back of each she wrote up her inspirations for the pieces.
1- "A Nation of Nations", mixed media
"Romero or McGuire or Tomaski. Where is that name from? Don;t we hear that all the time? Is it that important to distinguish ourselves from one another Hell the rest if the world doesn;t care; we're all those damn Americans. All those immigrants thrown into one hated group-no matter waht nation our forefathers are from. So in turn we are a nation of nations, under one flag. Just one flag is burn by our enemies and we all pledge ourselves to it"
2- "United" mixed media
" The Puerto Ricans don't like the Mexicans. The Mexicans don't like the Cubans. The Cubans don't like ti Dominicans.
We know the subtle distinctions and call it national pride. But in fighting the little battles, we lose the greater war. To bigots, a brown is the same color.
All our music is "that mariachi crap on the radio" before switching the stations.
All our food is an excuse for a lame Taco Bell joke-"Drop the Chalupa!"
All our men are lazy and our women scantily dressed, popping our babies.
And all our Spanish is "why don't you people learn English?"
United we stand, divided we fall"
Received from Diane Arrieta, Pittsburgh, PA
This pro immigration mail art is a photography of mixed media sculpture (13"x8"x6") with a text on immigration.
Reçu de Diane Arrieta de Pittsburgh, PA.
Ce mail art pro-immigration est une photographie d'une petite sculpture de 13x8x6 pouces, à l'arrière un texte sur l'immigration.
Received from Christian Mildbrandt, a second participation card.
As always a great card.
Christian Mildbrandt lives in Berlin, Germany.
His website: www.schoko-casana-rosso.de
Seconde participation recue de Christian Mildbrandt, comme d'habitude une chouette carte.
Christian Mildbrandt vit a Berlin, Allemagne.
Son site: www.schoko-casana-rosso.de