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
Born in East Los Angeles, artist Leo Limón studied at the Otis/Parsons Arts Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design), Los Angeles.
Limón was influenced by the artist collective Los Four and is involved in the Chicano Art Movement...
22" x 30"
100 prints in this edition