Protect Los Cerritos Wetlands Poster
Garcia's print focuses on Taurino, his grandfather on his father's side, who along with his wife Julia, produced and sold tortillas out of their home in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Garcia's great-great-grandfather was the sergeant at arms for the town of Juchitlan, also in Jalisco, where Tuarino lived as a child. Taurino along with his siblings and mother Justina, witnessed the execution of his father. Following the execution, they moved to Guadalajara, Jalisco. The incident took place during the Cristero Wars but this specific portion of the war has been overlooked as dealing with an indigenous resistance to the two popular sides of the conflict. The print is based on Taurino's passport photo shortly after moving to Los Angeles. Garcia's father by the same name arrived in Los Angeles at a very young age and, like Taurino relocated because of state violence. Colors used are reflective of the ones Garcia saw while visiting his grandfather’s home in Jalisco.