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Artist's Statement on Images of Mexico
My trips through Mexico expanded my visual and spiritual experiences. My environment was
full of vibrant and explosive colors. I walked around on cobblestone streets and sketched
the wonderful rich architectural structures adorned with statues of saints and intricate
carved designs. I painted the Mexican people shopping in the marketplace, working on their
daily tasks, or sitting in the plaza chatting with a friend. Many people still wear their
traditional clothes such as the roboza, wide brimmed hats, blouses and skirts trimmed with
colorful embroidery and intricate designs.
However, my primary change was of a spiritual nature. When I climbed the ancient pyramids or
when I gazed at the ancient carvings and sculptures, I felt myself going back in time.
Frequently, I would become so overwhelmed with emotion that I would cry as I watched the
religious ceremonies. The church bells rang as flower petals drifted into the air. The
padre emerged from the church followed by the elders carrying flowers and candles singing
songs and chanting prayers.
The music and art in Mexico expresses the spirit of the people. Everything is art; the
doorknobs, street lights, dishes, balloons, fountains, doors and windows are all decorated
with beautiful designs. Musicians play their guitars in the park, on the bus, and in the
This art exhibit "Images of Mexico" is a culmination of all the wonderful visual and
spiritual feelings I experienced when I visited Mexico each summer from 1991-1999. Each
year I once again embark on another trip to Mexico. I always return from Mexico with
renewed creative energy. I have also learned to understand and appreciate the beauty of
the Mexican culture. All these positive experiences has increased my internal spiritual
awareness and my external visual appreciation of all my surroundings.
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