Rita Gonzalez (LACMA) and I will have a discussion at @luisdejesuslosangeles on sat oct 7 at 1pm in the gallery. It should be fun as the work address many complex aspects from my mestizo ancestry to the first US/Mexico conflict - The Bone-Grass Boy is set during the Mexican-American war ! I have poured my heart and soul into this work since 1992 so it is very personal but I hope it can speak to others as well, as it is also relevant to our own times - again! The family tree in the show is my real family tree and the inspiration / departure point for the series. It dates back to 1599.