La Mujer -Turtle -The Lady (La Mujer) Series

Bridges, B Mujer Turtle Main

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: