Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo
San José/Santa Clara, San Francisco Bay Area, California
Through my work, I encourage viewers to consider an alternate interpretation of reality, underline humanity’s connection to the universe, and assist in breaking down the illusions that surround us. The iconography of my work is influenced heavily by the study of my ancestral indigenous Mexican culture, particularly Mexika(Aztec) and Mixtec culture. I employ glyphs in my artwork with their original meaning, but I modify them or pair them with other glyphs and imagery to create a narrative relating to the themes of identity, community empowerment, and spirituality.
Last updated: November 6, 2015