University Museums

Title: Dolores, a Warrior for All Living Beings
Name: Digital print
Date: 2018
Medium: Digital print
Dimensions: 22 × 17 × 2 in. (55.9 × 43.2 × 5.1 cm)
Signed: Signed by the Artist/ Edition 10.
Edition: Edition 10.
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Gift of Women in French. Women in French is a scholarly association established in 1978 and whose goal is the promotion of the study of French and Francophone women authors, artists, filmmakers, and intellectuals. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Christian Petersen Art Museum
Object Number: U2019.230
More Information
This artwork honors the life and work of Dolores Huerta. The piece depicts our human relationship to nature and is dedicated to all the people who work the land. Dolores has stood for workers who are most connected to the land, and who suffer when we poison the land with petrochemicals. The work shows Mother Earth (Pachamama) embracing the planet and imagining a world of equality and health for all living creatures. As a vegetarian, Dolores advocates for all living beings and hence I included other forms of life, including a traditional Xolo dog also known as the Xoloitzcuintli. The plant leaves represent the foundation of life, since plants helped terraform the earth. For me as an artist, Dolores represents our shared humanity that is the foundation of our social relations and of human dignity. And finally, I included a monarch butterfly because Dolores has advocated for and protected migrant workers all of her life. Source: