La Llorona with her haunting wind-voice
is reported to be seen at every river, lake, arroyo, ocean, muddy wash,
etc., in places where Mexican Americans live. . . .La Llorona is calling
for her lost children. . . . .Water is a place to heal, water gives
birth. Vibiana Aparico-Chamberlin invited the public to
add names of the deceased to her altar honoring slain children and mothers.
Aparicio-Chamberlin is a painter, printmaker and altarista who has
Jacquelyn Morie used driftwood and found objecs
from the rivers detritus in making a series of water spirits (naiads,
undines, nixies, asparas) and dryads (tree-dwelling nymphs). Morie
has been an artist all her life.
Nicholas Fedak II evoked Los Angeles River Ghosts
with his suspension of images from the past mounted along the bridge
above the water and by scattering rose petals on the bank below. Fedak
is a photograher and installation artist who teaches at East L.A. College.