• David Avalos, Louis Hock, and Elizabeth Sisco

    San Diego Transit Corporation Buses

    “Welcome to America’s Finest Tourist Plantation”—this was the slogan that taunted the citizens of San Diego from the rear advertising panel of nearly one-half of the city’s buses during the month of January. It was art with a message inextricably tied to a specific place and time, designed by three local artists: David Avalos, Louis Hock, and Elizabeth Sisco. San Diego is a city with a boosterish attitude, based mostly on the climate and waterfront; it loves to call itself “America’s Finest City.” It is also a city that reportedly relies heavily on illegal immigrants for its support workers,

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