They Didn't Know We Were Seeds
Artist Tina Medina - They Didn't Know We Were Seeds "Las semillitas," 2021, paper, watercolor, fabric, 10 inches x 8 inches, collection of Ofelia Faz-Garza, photo courtesy of artist.
"Many of my works contemplate the contributions of families, especially indigenous families to the cultivation of the lands, economies, and culture of the United States. The expression, "They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds", mostly used as an activist cry, expresses the feelings of black and brown families whose physical hard labor of the past and today continues to be overlooked as the roots of the success of our country."