Read the about the portraits inspired by Prof. David Carrasco's essay "Saying the Mexican Names" here
"Artist Ellen Elmes didn’t know Arturo Benavides, Marisa Flores, Gloria Irma Márquez, or the other 20 victims of the 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, but after she read Harvard Divinity School Professor Davíd Carrasco’s “Saying the Mexican Names” tribute to the victims on the first anniversary of the tragedy, she felt moved to learn more about the people from both sides of the Mexico/U.S. border—from Ciudad Juarez and El Paso—who were killed. They were mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandparents, sisters, brothers, friends, Mexicans, Mexican Americans, humans. She set out to express her sorrow about the tragedy the best way she knew how—by painting."