Collage/Mixed Media

Collage collection, 2015

Vynil Collages are from the Nepantla Series. Nepantla is the in between space that Gloria Anzaldua talks about in her work. 

"Bridges are thresholds to other realities, archetypal, primal symbols of shifting consciousness. They are passageways, conduits, and connectors that connote transitioning, crossing borders, and changing perspectives. Bridges span liminal (threshold) spaces between worlds, spaces I call nepantla, a Nahuatl word meaning tierra entre medio. Transformations occur in this in-between space, an unstable, unpredictable, precarious, always-in-transition space lacking clear boundaries. Nepantla es tierra desconocida, and living in this liminal zone means being in a constant state of displacement--an uncomfortable, even alarming feeling. Most of us dwell in nepantla so much of the time it’s become a sort of 'home.'"- Gloria Anzaldua. 

Each piece is based on a Chavela Vargas song and the interpretation of personal narrative found within the concept of Nepantla. 
1) Un Mundo Raro 
2) La Enorme Distancia
3) Ojos Tristes
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