Born and raised in the heart of East Los Angeles. I was raised by my grandparents since the age of six. It was through my beloved abuelito’s encouragement that I began to explore my creative side. First in high school through pencil renderings, then in college at the Art Institute of Seattle through graphic design and most recently in the fall of 2007 through self taught painting.
Like my art, which is always evolving -- I learn something new about myself every time I pick up a paintbrush, sharpie marker, pencil or pen. There’s something about getting lost in your work that makes you look deep within yourself and see the world and those around you in a different light. For me that’s what I try to create, convey and capture in my art – strength, passion, determination and true raw beauty in every form.
Anna, Wow we do live close I am on the cusp of West Covina. Well so nice to befriend you. So hey let me know when ever you have an event and I would love to go and show support. I know that we do not know each other well, but I want you to know Anna that I highly respect your artistry. I was showing my Husband your work last night. He said "Wow thats awesome". Keep it up I look forward to seeing you become a very successful young lady.....
In March 2010, there will be a series of events in Mexico City, Mexico, Los Angeles, California, and other cities, meant to be a ritual of mourning for the femicides in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: Art as a pathway of opposition and resistance to violence.
We invite you to be part of this initiative of art activism. Below is the link to the blog we have dedicated to this and where you will find the Call for Entries. This invitation is open to all individuals, groups, organizations, artists and activists. The events in March 2010 will include awareness raising creative workshops, intervention actions, plays and performances and the exhibition of the art work received through the call for entries and the resulting art from the workshops. http://unaoracionporjuarez.blogspot.com/
For those who do not live in Mexico City or Los Angeles metropolitan areas, we invite you to organize your own community activity during the same month of March, 2010. It could be an Art Exhibit, a book discussion, a movie screening, a poetry reading, etc. We ask you to include the original title of this event “A Prayer for Juarez,” and to send us your schedule, and later on, photos and documentation, to be included in the blog.
To include your event, or for any kind of issue related, please write to us:
In the US: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Mexico: email@example.com
Creating protest art transcends culture and gender. We are united in a larger community of like-minds and humanitarian goals. We thank you in advance for your dedication and your prayers for the women of Ciudad Juarez. NI UNA MAS!
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I love your work and am very inspired by your bio. I appreciate your influence being raised by Grandparents. Since my Grandmothers passing (almost 4 years ago) I often feel a connection to her and recall pearls of wisdom she said to me as a child. Thank you for establishing a connection, I look forward to seeing more of your work and I'm happy to be your friend. :)