El Buen Pastor by Texas artist Luis Jimenez appears like a Russian ikon or a stained glass window design at first viewing. But look again: the goats seem to sense or even be evil; why does the halo effect look more like a target sight; the bushes in the background are, on closer view, armed and in camo.
This very serene interpretation of a modern-day Good Shepard is protest art at its best. Esequiel Hernandez, the caption tells us, was murdered by assassins just doing their job, and of course, he fit the description of a drug smuggler, "so they said." Had to share this sly and damning commentary on The Wall between Mexico and our Southwestern States.