Monday, May 21, 2007

CAUTION

This is the front of the recently opened Ricardo Vela Studio Gallery, a place where Latino artists can showcase their work. Interestingly, this "CAUTION" sign is a highway safety sign that was intended to alert drivers to immigrant crossings near checkpoints and the San Diego/Mexico border. The signs were put up in the 1990's after too many people were killed crossing the freeways. Click here to read a story about the sign's symbolism and reincarnations.

2 Comments:

Blogger Beetle said...

It's very creative but very sad story behind it as well as said yes,I've never seen it in anywhere else exept here and knew now where was in real stood

Tue May 22, 01:28:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Fabrizio ikol22 said...

It's the first time I read something about. Here we have boat people that come from Tunisia or other and more far countries... When people have to escape to survive it's always terribly sad.

Tue May 22, 06:19:00 AM PDT  

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