Let Us Live, Let Us Love, Let Us Be (2012)

Melanie Cervantes, Jesus Barraza and Mark Gonzales (poem)
3- 22″ x 30″ Giclees (triptych) , Printed in San Leandro, CA April, 2012

Triptych that was commissioned by Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) for “Current Preoccupations (Palestine, Oakland, and Arizona)”, one of their Occupy Art Classes. The triptych was a collaboration between Mark Gonzales and Dignidad Rebelde, the collaboration began with a conversation about the issues people are facing in these three places and from this Mark wrote a poem (which you can read by clicking the link below) which was then used as the inspiration for our piece.

PS. This piece wouldn’t be possible without all the photos we used that came from these places and photographers in Arizona and Palestine…thanks Chandra Narcia, Diane Ovalle and Mizue Azeki (and of course Melanie’s from Oakland).