Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Years of Struggle

 
Nicario Jimenez creates pieces called Retablos from a mixture of boiled potato and gypsum powder.
 
For his sculpting process, Nicario's only tool is a small piece of wood resembling an enlarged toothpick.
 
This retablo is called Years of Struggle.
 
Fighting for civil rights. He was particularly moved seeing how civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham and other southern cities in the 1960s were attacked by dogs, how the police just stood by or helped the attackers, and above all by the bravery of the demonstrators who peacefully suffered these attacks. 
 
This Retablo is at The National Civil Rights Museum 450 MULBERRY ST. • MEMPHIS, TN 38103. 
 
All Nicario's works include a personal signature in the back of them. 
 
And if you need more information, please feel free to send him an email at nicarioj@gmail.com or visit his website www.retablosnicario.com.
 
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