I am working on a new series titled "Caras de la Fuerza" (Faces of Strength). The painting shown above is from the series and is in progress. I am drawing and painting mothers in my community. This is to show the strength and beauty I see daily and build community. I am painting these mothers by taking time to interview them briefly and draw them from life. During this session, I will take photographs from which I will paint from.
Of course, over coffee, we'll have discussions regarding our hopes, day to day living, motherhood and life in our community. After completion, I will host an exhibit where all of the mothers from our various cultures can meet each other and come together.
I am working on all new pieces with pastel, acrylic and collage. Each finished piece will be around 12x12.
I will continue to post the progress of each piece. Stay tuned.