“Mujer con La Ofrenda” (Woman with Offering) (acrylic on canvas) by Marta DeLeon
Hawk and butterfly are animal allies of this artist in her self-portrait in the desert. She offers back to the desert spirits, the cactus fruits (tunas) in a Nez Perce basket, which symbolizes her family heritage. A sacred mountain rises in the backround.
“I feel much pride and enjoyment in painting the history, legends and current cultural aspects of Latino and Native American peoples. I enjoy painting people and animals in a forest, jungle or desert setting. My philosophy is that artists have a great opportunity to promote social consciousness and bring humanity a message of beauty, harmony and peace. I speak out for a just society for all . . . not the ruling class.”
Marta can be reached at: 503.642.4373 or at 18663 SW McClarey Dr. #24, Aloha OR 97007
Spring '04 Issue 29
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By Corbin Brashear
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