Northern California, USA —
Adult (31 - 49 years old)
About the art
Ink, Acrylic Gouache, Hemp Twine, Watercolor, Sea Salt & Paper
6in. by 4.5in. by 1.5in.(closed)
6in. by 72in.(open)
Painted accordion style book with signatures(folded booklets) sewn into the folds.
On the Cover the text boarder reads, (from Top, right side, left side, bottom):
SOLIDARITY - UNITY - CONNECTION - RE(X)IST - LIVE - IMAGINE - CREATE - PRACTICE- REMEMBER - FEEL - EXPRESS - SHARE - CRY - SHAKE - LAUGH - PRAY - MOVE - LOVE -
LETS END THE RULING CLASS TOGETHER
As a young person i used journals and sketchbooks to expression myself, my creativity.
This book was created as an ode to what i want in the world and a place for me to process my connection to all i love with a emphasis on water, who i feel deeply connected to.
I made the book accordion style because it is a way codices, ancient manuscripts, were bound by indigenous peoples in Mexico, where my ancestry is rooted. I added the signatures which are more like the notebooks/sketchbooks I grew up with.
About the artist
I am a a Xicana Indigenous artist who loves to paint with watercolor and gouache.
I also love to bind my own multimedia art books.
I have a community art education practice in collaboration with
*BIPOC/PGM adults and young people.
*(Black, Indigenous, People of Color/People of the Global Majority)