Curanderas y Herbolarias 2021-2023
These paintings depict divine women showing strength, wisdom and beauty. Each painting has a golden and silver glitter element, where in many cultures, like the Aztec, Mayan and Inca, gold is a symbol of power, divinity and immortality.
As I grow older into my artistic journey, acknowledging indigenous practices, reclaiming history and passing into new generations is important as a mother and educator.
Women through history, had inherit herbal knowledge, plant identification to cure coughs, fevers and help other women with childbirth.
Often times, a ritual was performed to free the spirit from evil by spitting water, brewing herbs and chanting around the possessed body. To connect with spirit, I attend Temazcal ceremonies on a regular basis.