Read "Art: Horrors and Dreams" by Claudia Bernardi in the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
Since January 2015 an estimated 34,000 children from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. “Unspoken Words/Steps on Sand” shows the exodus of these undocumented, unaccompanied minors from Central America through collaborative, community-based murals painted by youth affected by the violence along the border.
Claudia Bernardi is an Argentine painter, printmaker, and installation artist. In 2005, Bernardi created the School of Art of Perquin in El Salvador. She is Professor of Community Arts at California College of the Arts.