HOUSTON, Texas — Certainly one of Houston’s hottest downtown murals showcases the locations, folks and occasions which have formed the town’s Mexican-American neighborhood.
Laura Lopez Cano is without doubt one of the artists who contributed to the cultural mural landmark at Sam Houston Park, known as Mexican American Historical past and Tradition in twentieth Century Houston. Not solely is Laura an completed artist, so is her son, Louis.
“I am one in all his largest followers,” stated Laura Lopez Cano of her son. “I can’t do what he does. He has this nice creativeness.”
Louis assisted his mom on the mural, which incorporates themes like immigration, jobs within the Ship Channel trade and life within the Second Ward. However the two have very totally different kinds.
“My fashion is cubist and oftentimes summary, very dream-like, very flowing and shifting,” stated Louis.
“I’d describe my fashion as preservation of tradition, the empowerment of ladies of tradition,” stated Laura. “Although our kinds are totally different, there’s this admiration for one another for what we do, coming collectively as two artists and never mom and son.”
Rising up, Louis by no means knew he had Asperger’s syndrome. However he says by artwork, he is in a position to categorical himself.
“No person actually knew I used to be autistic on the time so that they thought I used to be ADHD,” stated Louis. “It was very laborious for me as a result of it was very socially awkward. I used to be very shy and really reclusive. I did not wish to be with different folks, however I needed to. Then after I discovered I had Asperger’s, it opened a brand new door to me and it let me know what I used to be. So I form of found myself in a means.”
“We all the time stated, you could be totally different, however we’re all the identical,” added Laura. “I feel the most important a part of him when he does artwork is that he can actually self-express.”
Click on on the video above to see how Laura and Louis every inform totally different tales by their art work.