Painting In A Circle Part Two: Monkey or Armadillo?

As I wrote in my last post, this mandala mural design developed into a theme of Mexican folk art. I say "developed" because I really didn't plan it that way. I don't conciously work in any kind of theme, but it wasn't until I started gathering images that I was drawn to that I realized they were all objects of rich craft traditions from all over Mexico. These images represent the authentic Mexico I love. Their origins are varied with craftsmanship still practiced today in the same way it has been for centuries. Alebrijes are from Oaxaca. Almost everyone is familiar with the carved and brightly colored wooden animals visually, even if they've never known what to call them. Born in Oaxaca fr

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