Conversations with My Mother
LAS MADRES (Mothers) I am addressing the determination and strength of working-class women--and yes, this is a class and race issue-- while honoring their sacred journey. Como mi Madre, they are champions of survival against what often appears to be relentless toil. They are undervalued and never appreciated while sacrificing their well-being, needs, and dreams. They persevere against all odds, meeting every challenge without question, complaint, or tear and often with prayers. I aim to portray the positive aspects of their quiet beauty and pride as they strive for a better future.
Todas Trabajamos, Hasta Las Niñas
We All Work, Even Our Daughters | 2018 acrylic, collage, oil and wax on paper & wood panel 48” x 40” x 1.75”