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Armando Lerma

Photos by Lance Gerber

Photos by Lance Gerber


Lerma creates paintings, constructions, and installations reflecting the lives and traditions of the Mexican farmworker community in his hometown of Coachella. His work asserts a Chicano pop art aesthetic with a distinctive iconography and graphic style His mural, Visit Us in the Shape of Clouds, includes various images from the American Southwest and beyond such as snakes, birds, parrots, fish, monkeys, seashells, plants, flowers, and rock art. He selected these images to illustrate a story of migration and the transitory.

Title: Visit Us in the Shape of Clouds
Location: Landfill Road to Polk Street, Coachella
33.714416, -116.147828

This project is made possible with support of Farrow & Ball.

Desert X 2019 is permanently closed. This artwork is still on view courtesy of the city of Coachella and the artist.