environmental consonance

Item

Title

environmental consonance

Description

This painting is based on interviews I conducted over the course of a week, with six people who grew up in Santa Ana, CA, and identify as children of Mexican immigrants. We discussed their environmental perspectives and practices in the context of their cultural backgrounds, identities, and experiences growing up in Orange County. From these testimonies I have noticed there is a significant disconnect in Santa Ana from the traditional Mexican ecological knowledge that was so prevalent only a few generations ago. I hope that with this painting I can illustrate what it means to grow up with the unique environmental worldview of a person who has experienced the dynamic process of cultural adaptation. This adaptation can be represented as nonlinear movement involving a cultural synthesis of immigration history with adaptation to mainstream ideology.

Type

Artwork

Subject

ESPM 50 Creative Projects

Creator

Ortiz, Isabel Xilonen

Publisher/Uploader

ESPM 50

Upload Date/Date Issued

2019-05-07T01:08:53Z

Content License

Unknown

Identifier

18SP_93F5E419

Medium

acrylic on canvas

Extent

12 x 12 x 1 inches