Ghost of Zapata
Ghost of Zapata, is in honor of Emiliano Zapata the leader of the Southern Mexican Revolution. Nicknamed Tiger of the South he led his soldiers in a fight for land rights for the common agricultural workers. The piece emphasizes maize (corn) because it was their staple food at a time when large landowners where stealing land to grow more sugar cane for export. The various symbols in the work show the magical realm of our universe where we are all one.