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This is from my new water-coloring series called “Sacred Heart of Mango.” Below is my short artist bio and artistic statement. I had fun writing these!
Cristina Golondrina Rose, Artist
Cristina is the daughter of Debra of Los Angeles and grand-daughter of Priscilla of New Mexico and Concepcion of the Philippines.
A writer and artist, Cristina was born in LA and is now a PhD student in Pinay-xicana mestiza spirituality, literature, and art. She has taught English and organized women’s empowerment circles at CSU, Long Beach. She also worked on sustainable farms. Currently, she volunteers for the Center for Babaylan Studies and the San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s annual Fil-Am celebration. While completing her dissertation, she engages with water-colors in order to speak to her Filipina-Xicana multiplicity.
|Sacred Heart and Mango|
Painting these beautiful images is a ceremony for me. The gold, red, blue, and green colors are the diction I employ to tell this story of merging families and emerging cultural transformation.