Maruka’s Dress for Dia de los Muertos, 27x27, acrylic on canvas, 2012, $195
Since I am Mexican-American, I wanted to make something special to honor Dia de los Muertos. My grandmother Maria was affectionately called "Maruka." I made this dress with altar inside holding a little santo, for her. She went on to her next journey when I was 13.
What is on the Edges, 24x36, acrylic & charcoal on canvas, 2012, $245
I repainted this so many times. it is supposed to represent three sisters and their relationship to their parents....but now I see much more than that in it.
Invisible Parts of Her, 24x36, acrylic and charcoal pencil on canvas, 2012, $245
This painting is about adolescent girls and all of the complicated feeling and ideas they carry around in their brains. It is also about any woman. All of her anxiety, depression, lack of self esteem, anger, happiness, joy, & intuition cannot always be seen on her face. This painting is dedicated to two
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Finally sharing the photos from my current exhibit "Oración de los Números: Economizing Memory, Sanity, & Hours"
This exhibit has meant so much to me, thanks to those who were there, and those who were there in spirit and have influenced my work and life! It was a busy, crazy night! Click HERE to see article in the Sun Times. I have posted a few photos below. To see the entire show, please click here. :) ALL of my Dandelion Gallery friends made it an amazing night! And, it was SO wonderful to see almost my whole family there and many dear, life-long friends. Thank you for EVERYONE'S help! This show was dedicated to my father, Kenly Don Davis. He was unable to travel to see it, but he was there in spirit. :) As you can see from the photos, the interactive, economy-driven aspects of the exhibit were well received. That made me so happy. This show contains 75 paintings, plus one 30 foot long "roll" of paintings. 60 of the paintings, plus the roll, were done in 2 1/2 weeks. This frenetic pace allows me to purge all of my thoughts, ideas, worries, at once. Ha ha! Also, for those of you who read this so-called "blog"; you know I don't like posting a lot of photos of myself, or my family. But, there are a few on here, for the sake of documentation. Ha ha! Take care and have a wonderful week! :)