SANGRE DE MI SANGRE - Mexican Parlour Games (Juegos de salon mexicanos)
This work was inspired by a Victorian photograph I came across of a young girl with her head on a plate. On investigation I discovered that this early photograph was taken during a popular game of charades where family members posed and acted out themes that were guessed by other teams. I was fascinated that the art and biblical themes were so commonly known at the time. As my young girls were in school they were often required to dress up in costumes of the Mexican Revolution and Independence, incorporating both religious and indigenous roles. I began to use their costumes coupled with attire and makeup from the circus troupe I was a part of. In so doing I was incorporating my Victorian roots from Boston with my current home in Mexico and giving these unorthodox combinations a visual representation.