Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Spirit of El Corazon

El Corazon in Mexican Spanish has a totally different meaning than heart in the English language where it is often separated from knowledge and often reduced to sentimentality. El corazon is a physical organ with a magical quality. The heart integrates and informs all aspects of a person, mind, will, emotions. El corazon is the core or center of a person and the source of ultimate understanding. To understand the dynamics of Mexican spirituality is to understand el corazon. Spiritual transformation emerges from el corazon. In this work are symbols in fabric and found/repurposed objects that represent the various aspects of el corazon.

This work is currently hanging in the Santa Fe Capitol Rotunda Gallery as part of the Cultural Red Exhibit from April to August 2015. And in 2016 in Ruidoso Downs NM at the Hubbard Museum of the American West. For more on this work visit

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