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Friday, November 20, 2009
I painted this last summer, some of you have seen it, some of you haven't. This is a dream I had and painted over the winter at the farm and is a reflection of my identity.
It is an identity without political boundaries and lives somewhere between Mexico and the U.S.
The mid-ground, my childhood upbringing, a blend of Mexican and Midwest Wisconsin culture and influence,
The background, the influences in my life as a young woman:
Minneapolis, where I went to school and lived 5 years (biking everywhere of course!),
The pyramid of the moon in Teotihuacan, Mexico, where I live today and where my family and cultural roots are,
and el volcan Cotacachi in Ecuador, where I live for a year and found my passion of serving the community though all that is agriculture and community organizing.
I'll leave the rest to your imagination, I don't want to explain everything now do I? That's the great thing about art, the viewers are the ones whom interpret what it means for them.