After all of these years of being so inspired by Mexican Folk Art and especially imagery from Dia de los Muertos, I finally created a little series of mixed-media paintings in celebration. Click on the titles of each painting to buy them on Etsy (or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase if you don't have or want an Etsy account). All paintings are approximately 8" x 8," mixed media mounted on panel. All Rights Reserved.
Lea's mother gave birth to her on the principle's desk, which sent her sailing on a long career of following rules and being an excellent student. Nevertheless, Lea spent her childhood sucking her thumb and twirling her curly hair through her fingers while staring off in the distance into her her far-more-daring-than-reality imagination. Her playmates were frequently imaginary as well--she had so many of these that she was often caught playing tag or hide-and-seek "by herself."
Today, Lea's art work continues to explore the places in her head. These are places where all women hold their own beauty, and each possesses a power so strong it surges through her long electrifying curls. Places where friends come in all sizes and their forms are often surprising. Most importantly, places that are free of rules and ever-changing, where anyone and everyone can find that wild piece of themselves that they have always been seeking.