“Generations of Womxn: An Expression of Gratitude,” series, 18” x 18”, acrylic on canvas. As reference for this piece, I collaborated with Dr. Natalia Deeb Sossa’s photograph of this womxn farm worker. This series is meant to give thanks for the contributions of womxn who have strengthened our communities in various ways.
“Multigenerational Womxn Danzantes,” series, 20” x 20”, acrylic on canvas. This series honors womxn, young and elder, who carry the spiritual traditions and practices that heal our communities from generations of oppression.
“Multigenerational Womyn Danzantes,” series, 20” x 20”, acrylic on canvas. A friend once told me, “As long as you’re connected to the earth, your ancestors will be with you.” Collectively, this series of paintings reminded me that I was not alone through my own healing journey. The decolonizing practices these womxn share reinforces ancestral knowledge that strengthens the inner spirit, and opens up a pathway that reminds us that we are never alone on life’s journey.
“In the Spirit of Itzpapalotl, Venceremos,” series, 24” x 24”, acrylic and collage on canvas. Jasmine Fiero-Maciel (the subject of this piece) is currently a lawyer and when she was editor for Venceremos she wrote a story on “Colorism” which is represented in the four shades on her face. The pink roses and saint represent her mother as she battles for her life with cancer.
“In the Spirit of Itzpapalotl, Venceremos,” series, 24” x 24”, acrylic and collage on canvas. Stefany Murguia, in this painting, works for the Rape Recovery Center in SLC, UT. This piece is about reclaiming body, and healing. Each piece in this series also has symbols of Itzpapalotl, the female energy that drive these womxn through their lives and work.
“Immigration is Beautiful” 57” x 33.5”, acrylic and collage on paper. This is a design for a public project on a utility box in Sacramento. Each side represents the energies of a direction: North (Elder), West (Female), South (Children) and East (Male).