Conceptual artist Patrick Martinez says, “Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick is a strong supporter of the SB1070 bill. The concept of this video (available after the jump) was to challenge the main ideas of the bill and juxtapose those ideas with the fact that some players of the Diamondbacks represent the very people the bill targets. SB1070 is a step backwards in terms of progression and should be dissolved for good. This is a slap in the face to the people that have fought for equal rights.”
We’re happy to be able to offer an opportunity to win on of Martinez’s”Arizona Wetbacks” caps. To win offer a comment in the form of a poem or short paragraph with your thoughts on why the SB 1070 Bill in Arizona is unjust.
Watch the video and learn more about the hat as well.
“Arizona Wetbacks” a Racist Republicans X Arizona collab
-custom logo designs, embroidery, mexican blanket pattern and acrylic on a bootleg new era baseball cap created from scratch 2010
-Patrick created the hat pieces to visually show the connection between the racist republicans that run the “Arizona Diamondbacks”(a major league baseball team) and how they are helping to push the Arizona SB1070 law by generous funding.
-It was re-named the team with the racist inspired name Arizona Wetbacks because Patrick believe it’s more of a fit based on the racist actions the owners are taking with the SB1070 bill which they are helping to advance.
-Patrick created three hats for the three players on the diamondbacks of latin decent (Juan Guitterez, Gerardo Parra, and Rodrigo Lopez) that will be celebrated on the field then asked for their papers when they leave it.
This bill is a step backwards in terms of progression. It is also a giant slap in the face to the many people that fought for equal rights in the past as well as the present. The SB1070 law has the feeling of the beginning stages of apartheid.
photos by: Chaim Diesto concept: Patrick Martinez