bicycle inter-community art + salvage, tucson
step on scaffolding
last year's installation on the right
remnants from last year's installation
no reservation required crew was invited back to the community center/bicycle advocacy organization, bicas (bicycle inter-community art + salvage), in tucson, az this weekend. yote couldn't make the trip this year. step and i had to represent.
being sensitive to the horrific mass shooting there january 8, 2011 that left 6 people dead and 13 injured, i wanted to put imagery in the community that reflected love, nurturing and hope. i chose an image of my son's mom and his half sister i shot in 1991. kylie, a bicas organizer, asked "what if people confuse the imagery with a pro immigration propaganda in response to arizona's sb 1070 law (which requires authorities to stop and challenge brown people they suspect are here illegally)?
"all the better," i said. "all the better," to which she agreed.