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Armando Lerma

Visit Us in the Shape of Clouds


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.

Visit Us in the Shape of Clouds
33.714416, -116.147828
Landfill Road to Polk Street
Coachella, California, USA
Desert X 2019

Desert X would like to thank Farrow & Ball for their generous support in making this project possible.