Tuesday, January 17, 2012

mosaic number two!

Yesterday being Martin Luther King Day I really did not want to work all day and my kids were at home so I felt guilty leaving them alone. To appease my guilt I only worked 4 hours and while working I watched Black in Latin America, its a four part series by Henry Louis Gates. In which he travels to Latin America in search of its African roots. When my father was alive he was very interested in Brazil and he studied Portuguese in College We never really talked about it but I believe he was interested in this too. This series of mosaics are for a Mexican Restaurant, I am combining my African culture and my memories of living in Mexico together. Can you see them? Then I went home and we made black bean empanadas and talked about my Dad and his role in the civil rights movement. Thanks Dad and thanks Martin Luther King it was a great way to honor you!