Febrero Loco

Maria Alfaro

Relief Print

My name is Maria Alfaro, I am a Mexican artist born and raised in a small town named Acúmbaro, Michoacan. I am currently enrolled in the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) to get a BFA in Fine Arts. My medium of work is printmaking, specifically woodcut relief printing.

I focus on ideas about cultural background, identity, and memories. Diaspora and adaptation are other themes I’ve been exploring. I create artwork about growing up in Mexico, being a small child in a rural town exploring the outdoors. I depict work about relocation and adaptation, for me and for others. My work has symbolic imagery that is collaged into surrealist settings that are depicted in dream-like states. The landscape narratives often centralize around specific figures, mainly people, plants and animals.

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