Stop the Killing!!!
Ofrenda. (Look at this in the largest size)
This ofrenda was constructed in remembrance of women killed along the Texas/Mexico border. I believe there is one sugar skull for every women who has been found dead. The symbolism is strong, powerful and controversial. Each skull has the name of one woman killed in the Juarez, Mexico area. Unfortunately little has been done to stop the carnage. The installation was presented at Dia de los Muertos in 2006 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. This ofrenda is the creation of Kristina Gonzales and her students at New Futures High School in Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, NM.
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