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Madre Tierra Workshop


Its organizers and participants have deeply understood the importance of engaging the aesthetic and technological zeitgeist of the present, the better to accomplish a lively, colorful contextualization of this salient piece of art history and Los Angeles culture.

- Shana Nys Dambrot, Art & Cake LA

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Madre Tierra Workshop


Its organizers and participants have deeply understood the importance of engaging the aesthetic and technological zeitgeist of the present, the better to accomplish a lively, colorful contextualization of this salient piece of art history and Los Angeles culture.

- Shana Nys Dambrot, Art & Cake LA

Madre Tierra Workshop

Art Exhibition

Fifteen women artists received a fellowship from the Woman’s Building and Metabolic Studio’s Special Projects in Archiving to create new works inspired by the history and legacy of the Woman’s Building and the feminist art movement. The Madre Tierra Workshop is my contribution: a selfless self-portrait mixed-media workshop grown from the seeds of the Madre Tierra Press (1982) in partnership with Las Fotos Project.


DAY 01

reading + research

The workshop began by introducing the young participants to the Madre Tierra Press (1982) publication: “a written and visual work by a collective of thirteen Chicana Women in conjunction with the Women’s Graphic Center.” After an initial discussion, we reflected on our unique interpretation of Madre Tierra/Mother Earth as we created new ways of documenting and creating art over the course of the 3-Day workshop. 

 

Paint into pictures

While working with color and paint, the participants were able to focus on the unique elements of their chosen plant. Once a pallett was created, we transformed the colors to create our own unique filter in order to paint our photos as we embarked on an urban hike around Boyle Heights. 

collaboration

We were able to create an open and friendly environment that ecnourages independent discoveries, mutual respect, and collaboration.


DAY 02


DAY 03


Viva La Muxer Exhibition

Plaza De La Raza, Los Angeles, California, March 2017.


Animating the Archives:
the Woman’s Building Exhibition 

Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, California

May 2017

 
 

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May 2017