Migration is Beautiful Screenprint (yellow)
This print is a 2023 re-released screenprint edition of a classic art piece which I am most known for - Migration is Beautiful. This screenprint is by far my most popular work ever and has been displayed in hundreds of classrooms, in the streets at marches, and even in the halls of Congress!
The monarch butterfly represents the beauty of migration. The butterfly symbolizes the right that living beings have to freely move. Like the monarch butterfly, human beings cross borders in search of safer habitats. Like the monarch butterfly, human beings cross borders in order to survive. This piece is my artistic adaptation of the monarch butterfly, which I originally created in 2012 to protest record breaking deportations under the Obama administration. Each wing shows a human profile. The phrase, "Migration is Beautiful," celebrates the resiliency, courage, and determination of migrants who come in search of their dreams.