Visual Arts

Street Artist Yote Visualizes "Welcoming Arizona" with The Bienvenidos Project

It's election season, and with it come hordes of campaign signs that crowd every street corner, fence post, and obsolete storefront. They scream at pedestrians and drivers from the sidewalk: "Vote for this weasel over this snake-in-the-grass" or "Vote on this proposition, unless you hate children, kittens and old women."

But this year, if you look hard enough, you might find something optimistic sticking between these sleazy mini billboards -- a small placard of the Arizona flag with "Bienvenidos" stylishly written in the middle. In English, "Welcome."

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Troy Farah is an independent journalist and documentary field producer. He has worked with VICE, Fusion, LA Weekly, Golf Digest, BNN, Tucson Weekly, and Phoenix New Times.
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