LEYENDA

josue.esau.
romero.velasquez

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LEYENDA

josue.esau.
romero.velasquez


website in progress

birth — inheritance — migration — severance — isolation — longing — remembrance — futuring


I’ve been trying to remember distant, ancestral homelands, histories that I can’t quite hold but await my reclamation. Ancestors, knowledges, communities carried in the unconscious inheritances passed through my family; pre-colonial vestiges holding out for the spotlight of memory, hungry to be given conscious life.


My current work recognizes the trauma of the border, both as a physical imposition proving treacherous for the people that cross it, as well as a psychological trap that castrates migrants of their culture, legacy and community. I’m searching for healing for myself and my communities, offering oral history and archiving as tools to steward ancestral history and using papermaking, metalsmithing, and sculpture to find connections that I can’t manifest through the limits of colonial languages.