a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Abuela, or grandma, is a very important person in Mexican culture. She embodies strength, love, and family. Socorro (2015–present) is an ongoing project that documents the artist’s grandmother, Socorro, in her home of the last 50 years. Socorro the backbone and matriarch of the family. The work focuses on the last chapters of her life as an elderly woman who faces many health challenges. The energy and climate of her home has shifted as well as her role in the family. The photographs record this transitionary time and the details of her daily life. Socorro’s home is no longer the place where family frequently comes and goes, meeting for menudo or tamales, birthdays and holidays. It is now a place where Socorro moves along slowly and quietly watching her novelas and news. It is a peaceful home full of memories of joy, love, care, and loss.