Saturday, April 25, 2015

Remembering Moises Ismael Locón Yac on 2nd Avenue

[Photo Thursday by Derek Berg]

On Thursday, the family of Nicholas Figueroa, one of the two men who died in the March 26 gas explosion at 121 Second Ave., created a makeshift memorial in his honor on the plywood at the scene of the disaster.

Yesterday, East Village resident Lola Sáenz added an In Memoriam and flowers for the second victim — Moises Ismael Locón Yac …

[Photo by Lola Sáenz]

Locón worked at Sushi Park, and, according to media accounts, sent most of his paycheck back to his family in Guatemala.

Sáenz said that she did it because his family is in Guatemala, and likely wouldn't have the opportunity to do it themselves.

"He was loved," Sáenz told us. "He mattered."

She also included a copy of the painting that she said was inspired by the explosion.

"It was so sad what happened," she said. "It broke my heart."

You can read more about the painting and Sáenz's work here.


Anonymous said...

Awesome! I'm so happy to see this.

Pinch said...

I walked past earlier this morning. Very thoughtful and respectful (though I wasn't sure about the "Mean People Suck" sticker that was in the mix).

Trixie said...

Thank you Lola Sáenz

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Lola, for doing this for him.

Anonymous said...

Love Lola's work. We used to be neighbors. She has a distinctive, uplifting vision.