One of my favorite art pieces 💕 #rp from @n.ats13 ✨
Rollo. Gaspar Enriquez (I Love You) (triptych). 1999.
Acrylic on paper
Artist's Statement: "...They call it "Tirando Rollo," and expression that originated in Calo, a language adopted by el Pachucismo in the 1940s. As communication, Tirando Rollo takes various forms: telling a story, chatting aimlessly, or speaking earnestly with a friend. An especially remarkable form of Tirando Rollo can be spotted daily in El Paso, Texas, a border community directly across the Rio Grande River from Mexico. There, along the perimeter of the county jail, wives, girlfriends, relatives, and friends of the inmates gather on the sidewalks and gaze at the narrow windows of the jail. Unable to connect through traditional means, visitor and inmate alike transcend their separateness and communicate through elaborate arm gestures, proving once again that heartfelt communication can never be denied." #ChicanoArt #GasparEnriquez