A Place Where We Are In The Sun (2020-Present) looks to family archives, historical documents and early Alta California maps to trace the land loss, assimilation, and resilience of Indigenous and Chicanx ancestors in Southern California. This work is an in-progress homage to my Tongva, Chumash and Mexican ancestral ties as an 8th generation born in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Much of the work thus far has focused on the greater Puntitavjatngna / Pasadena area and surrounding landscapes. Titles include original indigenous names for Chumash and Tongva land / villages as well as current locations.
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