Words are on vacation!

Taking a break from words and posting a few photos from the past couple weeks.

* Some images of parks/Chinatown from my stopover in Mexico City.

* A beautiful image of a nun adorned in flowers, taken at a religious art museum that used to be the Santa Monica Convent. It was the first convent where lower-income indigenous women could join, and the history was fascinating. A very austere place, but radical for its time. Upon entering the convent, families could only visit the nuns twice – once when they were inducted, and once when they were buried. It has a lot to do with what I’m writing about now, so I’ve been thinking about it a lot.

* Training with lucha libre fighters (their hands are over their faces because they are masked rudos), plus a beautiful image of a luchadora I found in a book. Learning lucha libre has been an awesome source of fun and stability here. They say if I train with them for a couple more months, they’ll give me a mask and costume and let me perform! Definitely learning some crazy moves I’ve never seen before, but MMA is a good foundation.

* Miscellaneous photos of the space here at Arquetopia, street art I’ve seen in Puebla, and random little tinkerings of me getting tired of writing and playing around with someone’s leftover charcoal and modeling clay. I have no idea what I’m doing, but it’s fun getting messy and out of my head! And now I have a little earring holder.

2 thoughts on “Words are on vacation!

    1. Some things about it were really cool, others elements I didn’t appreciate so much. Very strong on philosophy of art/power and good at putting your brain through a blender, but not very strong on responding to actual work (that isn’t something they do at all for independent residencies, actually). It definitely depends what you want to get out of it. Some people in my cohort really appreciated the program and others really did not. Feel free to message me if you’d like to chat more!

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