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La Quinceañera
20” x 24”

This painting reflects the celebration of thanksgiving for a young girl’s life and her passage into womanhood. In the painting she has a rosary representing the foundation of her faith and the ring she wears symbolizes the unconditional love from God.

My paintings are based on my hispanic culture and catholic religion. I use modeling paste to create dimension within the paintings. I create this dimension within La Quinceañera by bringing the cake forth and using the paint to also manipulate the dimension of the piece. In El Dia de los Muertos I add dimension to the skull, flowers, bread, basket and candles. In Las Posadas I gave it dimension to the bat and the Piñata. Through my pieces I try to express how I see my Hispanic culture through these events.