Paintings by Simón Silva
El Campo dramatizes the lives of Mexican farm workers and their families, using two art forms with roots in folk tradition. Lyrical poems (in English) narrate moving stories about the sorrows, joys, and native beliefs of hardworking people; and images rendered in bold colors of these same people, painted in an heroic style reminiscent of the great muralist Diego Rivera. El Campo deals with complex issues that can both strengthen or weaken families. 16 color illustrations.