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the departure

"Oh my gosh, I love these! Did you make a 'mold' of the cast, or is this the actual cast. Very inspiring artwork!"
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Ojos Que No Ven, Corazon Que No Siente

"this is really cool. Did you use polymer clay?"
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No Remorse : The Assassin Series

"You are an amazing painter. The color and the form is beautiful."
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Virgen de Guadalupe Necklace

"This is beautiful!!! I am currently painting on metal ammo boxes, creating purses. I was thinking about painting one with the Virgin de Guadalupe on it. Do you have a website? I'd love to look at more of your work and maybe order something, if…"
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At 2:06pm on December 29, 2010, Wink Artisans said…

Hi Elaine,

thanks for your note.  Post photos of your boxes when they are done. I would like to see them.  You can find my items at my online shop and also on my flickr.  You can see my updates on my facebook.


Have a safe and Happy New Year!


At 3:48pm on December 19, 2009, Victoria Delgadillo said…


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.

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:
In Mexico:

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!

At 7:25pm on August 24, 2008, julie zarate said…
you're very kind, elaine, thank you.

i used to make "trinket boxes" [still do], they're little boxes i get at michael's and paint on, add little embellishments to. here is an example.

the first "official" shrine i created was this one, which was used as a flyer for a Frida Kahlo event:


it was a cardboard box that i cut up and made doors, covered in iron paint and oxidized with a chemical component. then just added more stuff to, like the trinket boxes.

until then, i didn't think it was anything special to anyone but me, but everyone seemed to like it, and the timing was right when i came across michael demeng's "secret of rusty things" book. i've read it twice and learned so much. most is instinctive, taking a lot of my self learning and experience from the others i've done, but he gives so much in the book. it's not a "step by step" book, but it is insightful into his thought process and the materials he uses.

i hope to see you take this up and can't wait to see what you produce.

check out this site:
At 3:09pm on August 23, 2008, Nilsa V. Torres said…
Thank you for the friendship!
Have a great weekend!
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At 4:31am on July 16, 2008, Elaine Ruiz said…
Thank you Martha! I appreciate the compliment!
At 11:54pm on July 15, 2008, Martha Rodriguez said…
You are so talented. Love your paintings!
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At 1:56pm on July 6th, 2008, Zulmara said…
Check out the review for Dirty Girls on Top...promises to be a great book...


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At 1:20pm on April 30, 2008, Berenice Badillo said…
what up crazy woman when will you visit me?
At 9:05am on April 30, 2008, Elaine Ruiz said…
Thanks Victoria. The Jacobs Center just had some photographers out to the studio yesterday and they took several pictures of the banners I am working on. I will post the pics as soon as she emails them to me.

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