Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Boca Del Caballo

Boca Del Caballo

Title

Boca Del Caballo

Description

Kim Ambriz received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College in Chicago where she studied photography. She received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2005.
Kim says:"As a Mexican artist who grew up in a very un-Mexican fashion, I seek through my work to connect to a past that I have always felt very detached from...My recent work is inspired by and references the style of the earliest painted Aztec histories as well as printed works by Mexican relief artists, and also alludes to cross-blood stories and trickster characters prevalent in Native American literature. I have appropriated the pictorial vocabulary of the Aztec manuscripts, altering existing figures as well as creating new symbols. Personal, repeatable symbols, which stand in for descriptions or text, connect my prints together as if they were pages in a book, a tale I create to act as my own history."

Creator

Ambriz, Kim

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2004-10-19

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=90

Format

20
15
Lithograph with relief

Type

Still image
Lithography; Lithographs; Relief prints; Relief printing

Identifier

10192004.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1104