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Xolo the Messenger

The Xoloitzcuintli is sacred.  This hairless dog has lived alongside humans in Mexico for more than 3,000 years and is believed to help souls pass safely through the world of Death, toward the evening star. The Aztecs believed that the … Continue reading

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Menininha’s House

Entering Menininha’s house is like walking inside a birthday cake. White paper strips hang from the ceiling like freshly grated coconut. Fluorescent lights shine between layers. Three windows on each side are curtained pink, Grandma Naná’s favorite color. It is … Continue reading

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21st Century Warriors

I recently led a workshop on art and identity for a group of fifteen students at a Bay Area community college. The students, ages 18-22, are undocumented. They can legally attend university, but cannot receive financial aid. And, without social … Continue reading

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Tina Modotti, Diego Rivera: Art, Politics and Prayer

I traveled to Mexico in the fall of 2009 because of a photo I’d seen in a book on Mexican muralists. It was a mural, painted by Diego Rivera, in the chapel at the University of Chapingo outside of Mexico … Continue reading

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