la independencia de méxico, mixed media (2022)
A mixed media piece using iconography that details Mexico’s situation as a site of violence and control dictated by its proximity to the United States.
The first image is of a caged Mexican flag resting in a cactus. The eagle on the flag perched can be seen with a serpent in its beak.
The second image is of an Otomí-Mazahua rag doll perched in a Bougainvillea tree. These dolls also known as “Marias” are handmade and traditionally sold for income by indigenous artists to tourists in Mexico. The doll has a pistol laid across her lap.
The third image is a dead cat underneath the shade of an avocado tree.