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Laura M. Kinkade

TCU, BA 2018

Tree of Life—La Catrina

Paper-mache, wire, costume gems, acrylic paint, 2016, 16"w x 28"h x 4.5"d

The Catrina was originally a satirical figure created in 1910 by José Guadalupe Posada. The figure represented the indigenous Mexican people who dressed as Europeans and denied their background. This tree combines elements of a traditional tree of life with the elegant Catrina. Her hat and formal gown give her an elegant look, but after finishing it, I felt she needed to look more upscale. I took apart two sets of my earrings to give her teardrop earrings and a necklace.

Laura M. Kinkade - Tree of Life—La Catrina

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