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Leo Limon

American, b. 1952


Pastel, graphite, sepia on paper
29.25 x 43.625 x 1.875 in.
Gift of the Kathryn C. Wanlass Foundation

A proud native and community activist from East Los Angeles, Leo Limón’s art engages marginalized spaces in the urban fabric of his hometown. Yielding a place for Chicanos in the cultural landscape of America is an ongoing labor of love for Limón. In Caminos, the cactus(nopal)bearing fruit (tunas)symbolizes the nourishment of Mexican culture that informs his Chicano aesthetic in Los Angeles, represented by palm trees.

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  • airplane
  • blue
  • cactus
  • drawing
  • face
  • figure
  • heart
  • houses - Individual dwellings designed to be occupied by a single tenant or family. May also refer to a building for human occupation, for some purpose other than that of an ordinary dwelling; with this usage, "house" is generally prefaced (e.g., "cowhouse," "almshouse").
  • Palms - Sources:
    - Web. 3 (palm family, Palmae)
    - Random House (palm family, the plant family Palmae (or Arecaceae; formerly Palmaceae))
    - Britannica Macro.:
    - Benson, L. Plant classification:
  • pepper
  • power lines - Wires used for transmitting a supply of electrical energy to buildings.
  • purple
  • seashell - The exoskeleton of salt-water mollusks, often used for jewelry or decorative objects.
  • yellow

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