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Please Don’t Step on My Culture / Por Favor no Pise mi Cultura

18th and PaulinaHi all!

Yes, I have been busy with a job switch and MAKING ART!

Here are a few images of a street intervention I did for the Pilsen Open Studios Art Walk Oct 15 to 17th.

I really dislike the large disks that are cast with the Mexica image of the ‘Aztec Sun’. I have always seen it as disrespectful and wish they would be taken out.

Well….enjoy! I’ll post more images of other work soon

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thoughts on a late night

Woke up felling the stuffyness from a cold I’m going through and decided to jump on here for a bit since I hadn’t done anything in a while. I have joined the borg on facebook and I update that more often than here. I think I just need to parcel out my focus a little better.

I was at the local stitch n bitch tonight – I’ve continued to crochet which I started about a year and a half ago. I will post an image of the first pieces I did which were inspired by an exhibition of the crochet reef at the Chicago Cultural center by the group Institute for Figuring

http://www.theiff.org/exhibits/iff-e9.html

More laters, I’m glad to be finding others that still like to work with their hands.

Fierce gives me kitten baroo
Fierce gives me kitten baroo

My kitten was very curious and would not get out of the frame so I took the picture with her in there. Her name is Fierce because she used to hiss at everyone when we first took her in. She was just a few months at the time of the picture. She is now just over a year old and will still give you the WT… look.

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El Micro from the Lo Romantico Show 2006

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These are photos of my installation at Columbia College for the ‘Lo Romantico’ show curated by Jesus Macarena Avila

http://www.polvo.org/romantico.htm

The idea of the piece was to fetishize a microwave in an altarpiece. It was a critique on what role ‘success’ and ‘convenience’ play on the destruction of food based cultural traditions.  There were tortillas and cheese available if anyone wanted to make a microwave quesadilla.