From the ArtistLeo Limón's print L.A. Greenhouse Premiere comments on urban pollution as a contribution to the "Greenhouse Effect." The print's central motif is a figure with an Indian headdress (alluding to the artist's heritage, which is Native American and Mexican) and dressed in business clothes running across a blue sky holding a small red truck with a camper in the back. The boldness of Limón's lines and his use of bright colors suggest motion and chaos. Pollutants are symbolized by a camper truck, airplanes, cars, and large buildings. The disruption of human life and destruction of plant life are indicated by hearts and colorful plants tossed about in the sky.
I reference a Living Native Cultural Legacy of Abya Yala and incorporate the modern world. I draw what I see, and change it with imagination by acting as a prism that reflects beautiful rainbow colors.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
Leo Limón is an artist and community activist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He was born in East Los Angeles and studied at the Otis/Parsons Arts Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design), Los Angeles.
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22" x 30"
100 prints in this edition