Gabriel S. Gaytán explores his cultural heritage through images and symbols. Color and form evoke messages for the soul. His Mesoamerican ancestors were keenly aware of this and they created an artistic language that integrates colors and sounds. Revival of this ancient literacy is a dominant theme in his work. His Chicano identity provides him with a mosaic of ancient and contemporary experiences, born of love and peaceful contemplation as much as war and revolution. Who we are is more than an accident of history; it is a deeply personal adventure with multicolor images created by the dance of the four elements. It is this embrace with fire, air, water and earth that he explores through his art. He majored in Fine Arts and received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso. He retired on April 2014 after 34 years of service as the staff artist and television producer with El Paso Community College (EPCC) Television and currently is a part-time art instructor at EPCC. His additional studies include Mesoamerican art, history and culture. He is a native born El Pasoan who has recently attracted wide attention as a visual artist. His works grace the walls of many private collections, public buildings in Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, and California.