Mayte Escobar

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Inkjet Print (10"x8" inches), 2012

Part of the Mexican American Sequence Series

I decided to portray myself as a diptych through Mexican American
mosaic photographs.  I compared my Mexican culture and heritage with my
American nationality and a reinvention of a hybrid culture.  What I mean
by a hybrid culture is, the way that there is some very clear
foundation of my Mexican culture embedded in the translation of the
"American".  The mosaic portraits gave me the freedom of portraying both
sides individually but united as one.  Wanting the viewer to become
engulfed by the colors, and having them project themselves onto the work
would begin a dialogue within themselves.

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