The print includes a central figure of a baby (unclothed) laying on a navajo rug with many feathers. The baby is surrounded by five photographs of her grandparents and great grand parents (two photos are of children, two are wedding phots and one is a current photo of her great grandmother). The central area is printed primarily in a variety of grays. The print is bordered by a colorful mexican serape on all four sides.
Chicano activists of the 1960s were concerned with reclaiming their pre-Columbian, Native American, and Mexican cultural identities, and their movement led to an increased understanding of Chicano identity in a historical, binational, and bicultural context. This unit uses the prints of Self Help Graphics, an East Los Angeles gallery and community art center that emerged from the Chicano movement, to explore the culture and community of the Chicano movement in California.