oil on panel
20" x 16"
"The Oppressed" is a painting which comments on the sad reality of 21st century where still after 500 years the indiginous people of the americas remain oppressed by the european conquerers whether in the United States or Mexico this remains very evident. In Mexico you see the darkest skinned people working in the streets while their light skinned counterparts work in the boutiques. We celebrate their culture but not them as a people. The painting depicts an elderly begger on the streets of San Miguel de Allende, her head is that of the god Quitzalcotl, modeled after the relief heads found on the pyramids of Teotihuacan near Mexico City.