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I call myself an urban folk artist.

As a native Californian, Latina of Mexican ancestry, urban dweller and a "child" of popular culture, my work is greatly influenced by my world. Modern and religious icons intrigue me and are a huge influence over the type of artwork I create. You might see images of the Virgin of Guadalupe on one piece and on the next an image of a pin-up girl from the 1940's. I use vibrant colors in all of my work and like to mimic the hues found in warmer climates. I take pride in using many recycled, reused materials in my artwork. One of the joys I feel in upcycling materials is seeing a previously faded object restyled, reworked into a shining, new statement…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 31
  • Joined February 2, 2008

Favorite materials

thrift store treasures, junque stores, recycled products, handmade paper and anything from New Orleans

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About

http://www.etsy.com/shop/estudiomartita?ref=seller_info
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I call myself an urban folk artist.

As a native Californian, Latina of Mexican ancestry, urban dweller and a "child" of popular culture, my work is greatly influenced by my world. Modern and religious icons intrigue me and are a huge influence over the type of artwork I create. You might see images of the Virgin of Guadalupe on one piece and on the next an image of a pin-up girl from the 1940's. I use vibrant colors in all of my work and like to mimic the hues found in warmer climates. I take pride in using many recycled, reused materials in my artwork. One of the joys I feel in upcycling materials is seeing a previously faded object restyled, reworked into a shining, new statement.

I find many joys in the work I create. From the initial idea, to implementation, and completion, there is great joy in seeing the idea through from start to finish. It is also, always a great pleasure when a customer views my work and is motivated and moved enough to buy it. Wow....that makes for a great day.

I am happy in the work I do. I hope that joy, happiness can be perceived in the artwork I create.

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