Myra Eastman

THE GREAT MIGRATION: EL SALVADOR TO SANTA CRUZ—BUS STATION Acrylic on canvas, 30" x  24" 2017

THE GREAT MIGRATION: EL SALVADOR TO SANTA CRUZ—BUS STATION

Acrylic on canvas, 30" x  24" 2017

THE GREAT MIGRATION: EL SALVADOR TO SANTA CRUZ—MARCHERS Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24" 2017

THE GREAT MIGRATION: EL SALVADOR TO SANTA CRUZ—MARCHERS

Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24" 2017

Myra Eastman is a painter whose works engage with the political and social change events of the contemporary world. On February 14th, 2017 Homeland Security and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided El Salvadorian enclaves in Santa Cruz, California, terrorizing neighborhoods with flash bangs, low-flying helicopters with spotlights and armored vehicles. Following these raids I decided to explore the roots of Central American migration to Santa Cruz which began in the 1980s as a direct result of the El Salvadoran civil war. My latest series, “The Great Migration-Central America to Santa Cruz” fictionalized the story of this migration.

www.myraeastman.com

 
THE GREAT MIGRATION: EL SALVADOR TO SANTA CRUZ—CLASSROOM Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24" 2017

THE GREAT MIGRATION: EL SALVADOR TO SANTA CRUZ—CLASSROOM

Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24" 2017