This piece reflects the aerial views of a geographical location. As I pondered my own ancestry and the geographical regions that make up my own cultural inheritance - I created this work with green tones to reflect the highly vegetated and mountainous regions in Jalisco, Mexico. It is made to bring an awareness to the people of these regions and their scenic landscapes. It is a work that celebrates our diversity, and the places we each are from.
Often sculptural, Monica Curiel's work is the result of an intuitive, visceral process that is never pre-planned. Each panel is like a map of creativity in motion, defined by a monochromatic language of rich textures and layers of abstract marks.
Born in Texas to immigrant parents from Jalisco who made their living as labor workers, Curiel spent her formative years assisting them on job sites, where she was introduced to construction materials like plaster, house paint, and grouting tools. Now, these materials form the basis of her palette, drawing the artist back to her cultural roots with each sweep of the trowel. Though contemporary in nature, every Monica Curiel work is, at its core, a celebration of her Mexican heritage and every sacrifice made in pursuit of a better life.
All original works, such as this, include a Certificate of Authenticity.
DIMENSIONS: 25" W x 31"H x 2.5" D