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Guadalupe - 2006, Mixed Media (found items and acrylic paint)

Student / Teacher Exhibition, Pop Art & Iconography, Los Mangos Gallery, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Guadalupe is one of the most beloved religious symbols in all of Mexico. Her image is recreated on items from purses and jewelry to religious idols.

Inspired by the symbolism of Mexico, I collaged found items including cards from a popular card game, public telephone cards featuring Mexican soccer players with a hand painted image of Guadalupe. I focused on combining common utilitarian items with the symbolism of Guadalupe which is so prevelant and important in Mexico.