82.5 cm x 29.2 cm x 24.1 cm (32 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in.)
(El Paso, Texas, 1940 - 2006, Hondo, New Mexico)
North America, American
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Jeanne and Michael Klein, 2005
In Jiménez’s sculpture, a man carries a woman on his shoulders, while the woman bears an infant in her arms. The title, "Border Crossing," suggests their passage over the border between Mexico and the United States. The family’s huddled composition communicates the difficulty of their passage, yet the momentum conveyed by their posture implies a will to keep moving.