August 26, 2001
Subject: My recent visit to your exhibit
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 21:22:16 -0600
From: "James Rosen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I wanted to express my admiration for your piece which I recently saw while in Santa Fe during Indian Market weekend. Raised Catholic in Colorado I admittedly have a limited understanding of the Virgen de Guadelupe's significance to Californian/Southwestern Latina's cultural identities, but I did find your piece illuminating.
Her face and entire body just emenate power.
Reading your comments about the work, I have gained additional appreciation
for your appropriation of the cultural icon to speak to contemporary
latina experience. And I must say I was surprised by how much opposition
you have faced in Santa Fe. I was moved by your piece and the exhibit
as a whole. I want you to know that you have my full support as a citizen
dedicated to free speech -- and particuarly speech too easily silenced by
mainstream or masculinist forces. Let me know if there is anything I
can to do lend my support more directly. For now, I'm sending a link
of your site and your piece to my feminista friends at CU Denver.