Devon represents a Crenshaw District resident whose grandparents resettled in the area after their internment during WWII. Words from the Webb-Haney Alien Land Law of 1913, which prohibited Japanese immigrant farmers from leasing or owning California land, delineate Devon’s portrait to raise awareness of the unjust historical narratives shaping many minorities.
About the Artist
BRYAN IDA’s paintings and works on paper center on social justice and equity issues. The Los Angeles–based artist studied music composition at Sonoma State University and San Jose State University before focusing on visual art. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout California, including in a number of prominent museums.