Breena Nuñez

Breena Nuñez

17.99

Digital print

13x19 inches

2015

“There are some workers at this detentions center who think poorly of immigrants. We are also human beings, just as they are, and we have feelings.” -Excerpt from letter

Artist statement: “The nation of Guatemala has endured globalization, extreme poverty and violence; which is why I can understand why so many are migrating away from this land. This young woman has a quetzal perched on top of her hand in order to express the need for liberation and family togetherness. The quetzal is a special bird because it cannot survive within captivity, therefore I feel that the migrant youth and mothers carry that [same] need – to be liberated from these prisons and from oppressive forces in Central America. I wanted to condense Angie’s quote to ‘we are human, just like you’ to remind North America that these brave souls are seeking opportunity to enhance the quality of life for their children.” 

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