Tupili Lea Arellano
Medium: Mixed media acrylic painting with graphically altered photograph
Year Created: 2021
This visionary art piece is unique for me in that it was done in collaboration with myself, Janell Angel Sanchez, and the Sacred. The photo (taken by Divine Photography) was shot at a ceremony I was hired to facilitate in Oakland, CA. I worked with the Sacred to choreograph the ceremony and the indigenous regalia that I wore in the ceremony. I did the painting in the ceremony soon after my cataracts surgery earlier this year. Janell Angel Sanchez edited the photograph and created a montage with the painting.