orozcoWhy must we be
forever on our knees
before the Kants and Hugos?
all tribute to the masters,
but we too could produce a Kant or Hugo.

We too could raise prodigious cities and
make nations and
explore the universe.

We too could wrestle iron
out of the bowels of Earth,
create machines,
raise ships.

Was it not from a mixture of two races
that the Titans sprang?


From the words of José Clemente Orozco
Linda Frye Burnham 2011

"Leaves after Orozco," woodland banner by Steven Durland

“Leaves after Orozco,” woodland banner by Steven Durland

José Clemente Orozco, "Zapatistas" (1931)

José Clemente Orozco, “Zapatistas” (1931)