Sangre Ancestral / Mujer Fuerte
I had the great pleasure of honoring a beautiful powerful women from my community on the border. This portrait is a short story about her life and energy captured in one image. I wanted to portray her life, rituals, and beliefs with respect. Her life offers our indigenous community cultural continuity. She now passes her stories and traditions on to the next generation.
I've also had the great pleasure of working with an artist I respect greatly, Vincent Valdez. I've been taking a studio with him at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio. It has been a wonderful learning experience that has challenged me to learn more about my craft.
With support from my amazing family here in San Anto I've finally finished this piece and I'm ready to make some new work.
Here are a few process shots. (High-Res photos to follow)