Subject: Don\'t Give Up!!!
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 18:47:46 -0500
From: Diana Laura <email@example.com>
i saw in the news about your work of art of La Virgen. Honestly i think that people are overreacting. As an art lover and former Catholic i belive what you did is not disrespectful. This piece of art is YOUR point of view of what a mexican woman is or feels. I use to believe in LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE, i understand how you put those feeling on your work. we were raised with that image of what a woman should be and guadalupe is , kind, beautiful, caring, loving. and only women could feel close to la virgen because of course shes woman and only she would understand our pains.
but i believe the catholics (especially the
priests) are using you as a scapegoat. why dont they see past the image.
why havent they asked what it means to you and understand that is what
you feel. that you are not trying to change an image of their virgen. Honestly
at this point in time the Catholic church is losing many members for different
reasons, and one is that people sometimes don't think on their own. Right
now the priests are using you to get their members pumped up.
Subject: Santa Fe
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 22:19:06 -0700
From: Jane Sauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I think the pieces you have in the CyberArt
exhibit are wonderful and very meaninful. As an artist myself, I am very sympathetic
with this struggle against censorship. I hope the museum and Board of Regents
will recognize that there is not one hispanic community here with only one
voice. There are others who appreciate your work and are interested in exploring
what this culture worships and why. They don't object to their views being
questioned. Thanks for your contribution to the ongoing dialogue concerning
the role of art and artist in this society.
I am interested in the price of the Virgin Guadalupe
piece and the Ladies Garment Workers of LA. My e-mail address is email@example.com.
Are these single pieces or multiples? If mutiples, how many are there?