The second "seed" was based around the graphic nature of the cultural Mexican luchadore. In sketch 1 (continued from the matrix), I posed the idea of an American white Family, getting their portrait taken at -say- at WalMart, but the pun would lie in their faces --each would have their own lucha mask; the copy: The American Dream Is Not Just For Americans. Sketch 2: a personification wrestling match (Burro contra Elephante), playing off a authentic lucha fight posters and our bi-partisan differences. Sketch 3: metaphorically showing a lucha with no mouth is like silencing your right; a hand would be shown stitching this up, or something. Sketch 4: another personification, the lucha vs. ballot box match where your help is requested by the lucah "Voting Is A Tag Team Match". Sketch 5: I would like to go all out and borrow the stylistic integrity of a lucha poster, with fake opponents each either named Voto, Vivir, or Vaya; the match would then be titled "Voto A Vivir" or "Voto O Vaya" simply meaning "Vote To Live" or "Vote Or Leave". Sketch 6: using antithesis, a scrawny boy posed in oversized lucha spandex ("Whatever It Takes- Be Powerful").
The third set of sketches are based around the idea that the Latino vote doesn't matter. Sketch 1: I wanted to take a small group and pose it as a synecdoche of the entire US population, covering all the non-white faces with white ("This Is Not What Our Nation Looks Like"). Sketch 2 is a parody of American art where commonly known figures are replaced with Latino cultured ones, the first thoughts to mind were Warhol's banana as a pepper, or Warhol does Kahlo ("This Is Your Country, Represent"). Sketch 3 is similar to sketch 1, but instead of colored faces painted white, it is a white face "painted" Latino ("No One Can Vote For You"). Sketch 4 is a combination of 1 & 3, with the direct comparison (I thought maybe these ideas were confusing and a juxtaposition of the "fake" vs the "real" would help clarify the idea.