Francisco Garcia's Dream Act

Francisco Garcia's Dream Act
Francisco Garcia. See a full-sized image after the jump.

​Artist: Francisco Garcia

Medium: Mural (on 23rd Avenue and Buckeye Road in Phoenix)

In 2009, I had read an article in the New Times of a Maricopa County deputy who had broken a mothers arm and interrogated her. Their reasoning for committing such an act was because she was undocumented, from my understanding this took place in front of her own home. 


There is too much racism and oppressive laws presently occurring in my home state of Arizona. As an artist I knew I had to speak out for those silenced voices.

 

The countdown to Best of Phoenix continues! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix.  No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?
Francisco Garcia's Dream Act
Francisco Garcia

Imagine PHX, so far: 

97. Jason Hill's Phoenix Financial Center 89. Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain
88. Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang 
87. Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix
86. Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper
85. Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape 
84. Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact
83. Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen
82. Suzanne Falk's Kon Tiki Hotel
81. Lindz Lew's Bon Voyeur
80. Kevin Patterson's Phoenix Swamp Beast
79. Ramy Sidarous' Three Windows
78. Will Mejia's Orpheum Theatre
77. Steve Weiss' Portrait of Louis Lee
76. Larry Willis' Apparition on East McDowell
75. Claire Warden's Untitled No. 3
74. Randy Zucker's Dancing Saguaro
73. Robert Brandan Martinez's Medical Cannabis Tax Stamp
72. Edward Jensen's Phoenix Financial Center70. Mark Dudlik's Phoenix Rebound 66. Eric Iwersen's The Saguaros Have Been Here the Longest 43. Jill Johnson's Downtown Is ... 39. Sebastien Millon's "Phoenix. It's Fabulous."


And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration. 

Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com


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