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Making Way for the Dream Poster

Making Way for the Dream Poster

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 ~ 8.5" x 11" 

About The Artists

Mario Hernandez / Wayne Healy


Making Way for the Dream


2018, Linoleum Print, 11" x 14"


This collaboration between Wayne Healy (Artist/East Los Streetscapers) and Mario Hernandez (Dreamers/Artist/ESC) was created to express the current immigration struggles for young D.A.C.A. recipients. For Dreamers, the uncertainty and fear of being deported is a taunting reminder of the broken immigration system. In the center of the composition, the figure in profile is representative of a Dreamer, dressed in full Mexica dress, pushes away an ICE agent, while being held back and pulling a Dreamer from the shadows. As the Dreamer stairways in pursuit of the American Dream, it is supported by Quetzalcoatl's enlightenment. The Monarch butterflies are shown to represent migration in the Americas.


Haciendo camino para el sueño

Esta colaboración entre Wayne Healy (Artista) y Mario Hernandez (Dreamers / Artista) fue creada para expresar las actuales luchas de inmigración para los jóvenes D.A.C.A. destinatarios. Para losDreamers, la incertidumbre y el temor de ser deportados es un recordatorio burlón del sistema de inmigración roto. En el centro de la composición, la figura de perfil es representativa de unDreamer vestido de Mexica, aleja a un agente de ICE, mientras es retenido y saca a un Dreamer de las sombras. Caminando sobre las escaleras el Dreamer sugue su jornada asia el sueño Americano, respaldado por la influencia antigua de Quetzalcóatl. Se muestra que las mariposas monarcas representan la migración.



Mario A. Hernandez was born in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico, and since the age of two has resided in the East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights area. Hernandez is a mix-media artist who is moved by Mesoamerican Art, and he is also a museum educator who now serves part of the Marketing and Visitor Service Team at the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Museum, and worked previously, at the Vincent Price Art Museum as a tour guide. Hernandez has received a trio of Associate of Arts degrees from East Los Angeles College: In Art History, Studio Art and Arts Graphic Communication and he is currently pursuing a B.A. degree in Studio Art at Cal State Los Angeles. Hernandez currently resides in City Terrace, East Los Angeles where he continues to create multi mix-media art using various methods.


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