white given the distinct imagery we are presented with we can see where each

White given the distinct imagery we are presented

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white, given the distinct imagery we are presented with, we can see where each transition occurs and defines a new space for the piece. The cutout has a balanced relationship with its negative and positive space. The use of the white paper makes a clear separation for Silvias wooden face which highlights her even more. The portrait of Silvia is a very beautiful piece. The imagery presented acts as a symbol to help identify Silvias ethnicity. The use of mexican designs helps to identify that along with the monarch butterflies which migrate to the south. Her clothing that is shown could be associated with a quinceanera. Since it refers to a quince it helps to show its target audience, parents and teenage females.. Her Headdress present was white which is a traditional color used in to signify innocence and purity. It showed Silvias coming of age to be a woman.The piece is to help highlight the struggles that women have to go through in Mexico. Teenage girls, kidnapped, sold, killed, taken away from their families and having their fate be unknown to their families. This piece is able to highlight the losses people have suffered by using Dia De Los Muertos imagery around in order for their families to remember their loved ones and not have their life be forgotten but in return be celebrated. With such a strong use of white it keeps these young females dignity and purity. It shows the innocence of these girls that had before their lives changed or worse, taken. Silvia Elena was a victim herself, with her mother not knowing the fate of her daughter. This piece is to help raise awareness of this ongoing situation.
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