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Women and Animals as Disposable Creatures

May 17, 2010

Maquila_400

I have a new piece in the Justseeds Store. “MAQUILA” was originally developed for an exhibit, Rastros y Cronicas, at the National Museum of Mexican Art. The piece is about the murders of the women of Juarez, Mexico. The composition incorporates patterns from various monoprints and drawings I did. If you look closely you can see the grid in the background. They are placed inside a factory. The women figures in the piece are depicted as animals (bees, kangaroos), illustrating the manner in which women, like animals, are treated like commodities and exploited in the name of trade and profits. The women figures are positioned on an assembly line. Lately I have been experimenting with making posters that do not have words. Its a big challenge but it allows me to sort of be in an imaginary world.

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