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"6. La Sirena" loteria stencil spraypaint painting

"6. La Sirena" - Spraypaint on window, 24"x30"


Growing up in Southern New Mexico, I was introduced early on to the vibrancy of Mexican culture. The images that always resonated the most with me came from the Loteria deck. Loteria is a game similar to bingo played mostly in Mexico, but has old roots in Europe. It has a 54 card deck, each of which showing a tarot-like image. There was always something mysterious to me about Loteria -- the images had vibrancy, energy, and underneath it all, a strange melancholy that really spoke to me. These are my reinterpretations.