Some people force themselves to grow up and lose sight of the things they loved as children. Some day, if I end up in a little cubicle, doing an office job I hate, I'll still make time to stare at the clouds and see bunnies and dinosaurs and ice cream cones and pirate ships.
“Nepantla,” oil on canvas, 50" x 48", by Santa Barraza expresses the artist’s feelings of in-between-ness as both a Chicana and a Native American. As she puts it, “My artwork is about resistance, de-colonization, self-definition, self empowerment and survival..... I incorporate images such as the Guadalupana, Llorona, Adelita and Malinche as Chicana Mestiza feminine archetypes, warriors of womankind and humanity. The icons then become symbols of the embodiment of the mestizaje, the hybrid.”
Reflection, of the past, into the future, of a memory.. your choice. Men, Women, Objects, etc. Think outside the box. B&W or Color. We want people to stop and look and turn the page and go back and look again. Let's show what you can do.. Let's get the Pacific NW Published. www.NWCreativeArts.com Magazine.