SANGRE DE MI SANGRE
Sangre de mi Sangre translates as "Blood of my Blood." I began this work after I moved from the northeastern United States to central Mexico, as a way of integrating my new and old lives, from geographical location and mother of young girls. This body of work has 5 components: Santa Madre, Digitally Embroidered Works, Feather Paintings, Mexican Parlour Games, and Wild. Part fantasy, part outlet, part passage, this autobiographical work explores the agony and ecstasy of family life, using elements of Renaissance painting, Mexican Catholic symbolism and collage, as well as Victorian hair collection and games to explore the physical and emotional connections between mother and daughters in our Mexican-US bicultural life.