My formative years were spent in far-flung locations throughout the United States and Europe. During my artistic grounding, I became increasingly immersed in the Chicano/Latino/Mexican-American arts and the indigenous communities—experiences that have informed my cultural perspectives and, by extension, my art practice.
At one point in my creative process I found myself ruminating, “What would repurposed images look like if created from my personal Mexican-American, Chicano lens?” I began appropriating and repurposing antique photographs and figurines to deconstruct iconic international culture images to create a world that included my cultural perspective.
Excerpt from Vallejo, Linda. 2015. “Artist’s Statement: Chicana Indígena as a Creative Path.” Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social 15(1): 10-12.