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Born and raised in El Paso, TX., I have been fortunate to live in an area where I can see 2 countries, 3 states and 4 cities from my backyard. One side of the freeway is the US, the other side...Mexico. I live where Mexican culture is a way of life. From the food to the music to the rich traditions, color and whimsy is everywhere. Mexico is a country of very skilled crafstmans, colorful artisans and humble people. I feel lucky to know that it has
touched me in a way that I express in my art. A self taught artist, I have been inspired by the life and people on the border. I've been a professional artist for 10 years.

Many of my pieces are influenced by Day of the Dead(El Día de los Muertos in Spanish) which is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage (and others) living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 7
  • Joined February 13, 2008

Favorite materials

tin, canvas, acrylic, paper, found objects, sculpture

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About

Born and raised in El Paso, TX., I have been fortunate to live in an area where I can see 2 countries, 3 states and 4 cities from my backyard. One side of the freeway is the US, the other side...Mexico. I live where Mexican culture is a way of life. From the food to the music to the rich traditions, color and whimsy is everywhere. Mexico is a country of very skilled crafstmans, colorful artisans and humble people. I feel lucky to know that it has
touched me in a way that I express in my art. A self taught artist, I have been inspired by the life and people on the border. I've been a professional artist for 10 years.

Many of my pieces are influenced by Day of the Dead(El Día de los Muertos in Spanish) which is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage (and others) living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and relatives who have died. The celebration occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November, in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day which take place on those days. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, and using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. Observance of the holiday in Mexican-American communities in the United States has become more important and widespread as the community grows numerically and economically. Mexican-style Day of the Dead festivities have spread around the world, including to Europe and New Zealand.

It is a celebration of life!

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