Albert “Tino” Ortega’s Artist Statement
The subject matter of Jailah Nicole Silguero mural was selected in part for the similarities with my own daughter. The process of creating the portrait was done in collaboration with Jailah’s family to celebrate her likes and interests. The halo and glowing light represent a sense of passing and purity.
Her family was able to partake in the creation of the mural in hopes to bring a feeling of inclusion in the memorial of their daughter and sister.