La Mujer (The Lady) Series

La Mujer (The Lady) Series continues to explore my reflections on feminism and specifically on women of power in Mexico. I selected the  women I see EVERYWHERE: Frida Kalo and The Lady of Guadalupe . La Mujer Series was created to honor and consider the position of power Frida Kalo and The Lady of Guadalupe hold in Mexican culture.  In the United States we refer to the most powerful man in any cultural as “The Man”.  In an incredible gender development…I am suggesting that Mexico has “The Lady”.  I am just not sure which one is “The Lady” of  Mexico. What do you think?. Read More

I study culture and have taught human relations in a teacher licensure program for the last 17 years.  I am American Indian, from the Penobscot tribe in Maine. La Mujeres Series invites YOU to reflect on why these two women have such a prominent place in the popular culture of Mexico. Is Money involved? Is Power? Is Religion? Good? Concerning?

All my works are social practice art and eco-focused- using what other people might regard as trash.


Bridges, B Mujer Turtle MainBridges, B Mujer Turtle d 1  LA Mujer Turtle 2016 Mixed Media Found Objects, turtle beads,  cast resin. 6″W  X 12″ T

The turtle is a power symbol in Mexican iconography.  In pre-conquest times,  anything connected to water held special power. ” On the surface of this underwaterworld you get the major interaction of exotic creatures. Crocodiles, fish, sharks, turtles—both sea turtles and freshwater turtles—are often depicted. It has long been recognized that turtle carapaces were used as musical instruments. These instruments are pictured in murals and on pottery vases, especially in the Late Classic period (AD 600-800).” Read More: http://www.revuemag.com/2011/08/sacred-turtles-in-mayan-art-and-iconography/

Bridges, B Mujer Turtle d 2

 

Bridges, B Mujer Turtle d 3

 

Use of the glass beads and other findings emphasizes the focus on “The Lady” WHO is THE Lady? Frida or the Lady of Guadalupe?

 

 


Bridges, B La Mujer Beaded. Main

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12″ W X 24″ T X 2″ D

Mixed Media: Found objects from the streets of Zihua, Lady of G statues, Beads, Frida portrait

For adoption at Quinta Camelinas

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La Mujer SHELL

12″ W X 18″ T X 9″ D

Mixed Media: Found objects from the streets of Zihua,
Lady of G statues, Beads, Shells, Mujer mini-sculptures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


La Mujer (The Lady) Series continues to explore my reflections on feminism and specifically on women of power in Mexico. I selected the  women I see EVERYWHERE: Frida Kalo and The Lady of Guadalupe . La Mujer Series was created to honor and consider the position of power Frida Kalo and The Lady of Guadalupe hold in Mexican culture.  In the United States we refer to the most powerful man in any cultural as “The Man”.  In an incredible gender development…I am suggesting that Mexico has “The Lady”. Read More  For adoption at Quinta Camelinas



Bridges, B, LA Muer Hearts. d1 JPGLa Mujer Corazones

12″ W X 24″ T X 2″ D

Mixed Media: Found objects from the streets of Zihua, Lady of G statues, Beads, Frida portrait

 


 

Bridges, B Mujer 2 Detail

La Mujer 2 Detail . SOLD
Mixed Media: Found objects from the streets of Zihua,
Lady of G statues, Beads, Frida portrait

 

 

 

 

Bridges, B Mujer Secret D1

Secret  2016    SOLD

3″ W X 8″ H

Mixed Media: Found objects from the streets of Zihua, Bridges, B Mujer Secret. d 2
Picture of Trotsky and Kalo, beads, Huichol ear ring.

Frida Kalo was a communist and reputedly  was the lover of Trotsky.

 

 

 

 

 


Bridges, B Beauty detail 1Beauty 2016  8″ W X 12″ T X 1.5 ” D  Mixed Media:   SOLDBeauty 2016 Mixed Media: Found Objects from the streests of Zihuatenajo, beads, religious icons

Found Objects from the streets of Zihuatenjo, beads,
religious icons

I am interested in the topic of body image and beauty.
In my country, the United States, we have allowed
Disney (the white princesses) and Mattel (Barbie)
set the aesthetic.  These ideals have waists smaller than their heads.   In the Collection of Linda Fox

 


Bridges, B LAdy Main

 

The Lady 2016 .  SOLDBridges, B LAdy D1
12″ T X 4″ W X 2″ D
Mixed Media: Found objects from the streets of Zihua,

Lady of G statues, Beads, Frida portrait

This Mujer again honors the Lady of Guadalupe and
Frida Kalo.  Which one is THE Lady of Mexico?

 

 


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The Lady  Pequeña  2016

8″ T X 5″ W X 2″ D
Mixed Media: Guadeloupe statue, Frida medallion, beads,
Found objects from the streets of Zihua

This treatment of La Muer series looks at both of the Ladies

In the collection of Quinta Camelinas, Zihuatenjo


Bridges, B. pearl main

 

Bridges, B Pearl d1

 

La Mujer Pearls  2016 . SOLD

$40.00

18″ T X 6″ W X 1″” D
Mixed Media, Frida, beads, tile,
Found objects from the streets of Zihua

This famous Frida image displays and elegant traditional
costume which suggests elegant traditional pearls.



 

Bridges, B Hear d1

Bridges, B Heart d3La Mujer Heart    2016

18″ T X 6″ W X 1″” D  Mixed Media, Frida, beads,  tile, rosette brass heart, Guadeloupe statue, Found objects from the  streets of Zihua.

Bridges, B Heart d2 In the collection of Diana, British Columbia

More Art with Mexican Themes Tres Mujeres http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/tres-mujeres/
G(g)od(s) http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/ggods/
Vida, Amor, Muerte http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/vida-amormuerte/
Basura y Tesoro http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/basura-and-tesoro/
La Bestia http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/la-bestia/
La Muer Series http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/la-mujer-the-lady-series/
Amour http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/amour/
Beauty http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/beauty/
LAtino/A http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/latinoa/
Sista’ Art http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/zihua-sista-art/
Mascara Uno http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/masacara-de-aguacate-uno/
Mascara Dos http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/masacara-de-aguacate-dos/
N
iche  http://bridgescreate.com/artwork/niche-uno/
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