December 15, 2001
Subject: "our lady"
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 22:24:39 -0500
From: "AISHA DOMINGUE" <ADOMINGU@email.smith.edu>
I am currently writing a final paper for
my class Religion 242: Mary: Images and Cults at Smith College in Northapmton,
MA. I first saw a print of your work in the August/September 2001 issue
of Ms. magazine and I loved it. I was raised Catholic in New Orleans,
LA and have always had a special place in my heart for the Virgin.
Being a woman of color, and a lesbian at that,
seeing your work was greatly inspiring to me. I now have it hanging
up in my dorm room, along with some of the other works featured in that article.
My final paper is on, very loosely, the role of the Virgin of Guadalupe in
shaping Chicana feminism and some contemporary art by Chicanas that have the
Virgin as the focus of the work. I have been reading your website as
well and do not know what has happened with everything in Santa Fe, but your
work is truly inspiring.