Simón Silva

"For me to be an American of Latino heritage means that I have a tremendous history behind me that enables me to offer this country a rich artwork — art that is a mixture of my American experiences and Mexican culture. It also gives me great pride to be a part of what has made this country great, which is a mixture of many nationalities. Being an American of Latino heritage makes me proud to know that I have a past as well as a future. Knowing the richness of my heritage helps me to be the best I can be."