The debate over immigration, legal and not, is of great interest to the artist Maria De Los Angeles. There was nothing legal about her arrival in California from Mexico at age 11.
She worked hard, was the first person in her family to graduate from high school, and worked even harder to get to and through college, finishing up at Yale.
Her art tells her story, including the installation of "Transcending Myths" at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University (through March 17).
Maria De Los Angeles visits to talk about the work on display, and the meaning she puts into all her work.