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Marianna T. Olague

MFA 2019

La Combi

Acrylic on wood panel, 2018, 30"w x 24"h

I create paintings about growing up in the border town of El Paso, Texas. Part of what inspires my work is my collection of old family photographs. Looking back, I have fond memories of riding around in my father’s orange Volkswagen bus. We lived in an apartment complex located about ten minutes from the U.S.-Mexico border. La Combi, inspired by an old photo, features a bird’s-eye view of my father’s car from the window of our apartment. This painting emphasizes the closeness of the border wall while considering the vastness of
the desert.

Marianna T. Olague - La Combi

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