My good friends at SugarHill Works really make my art--and my website--what it is today. Without their amazing help and collaboration I would not have such awesome digital images of my pieces. For some reason it seems every time I need to get my work scanned there's horrible weather and we are all rushing around with busy schedules, but they are always flexible and willing to help me out. And since we've been working together for a while now they were nice enough to feature me on their website! Check it out! If anyone in the New York area needs some quality scanning or anything digital done, I highly recommend the fine people at SugarHill Works.
If you're in the New York area, come to my next show on August 27th!
Like the last White Train event, this is going to be a super sexy night of art and music. We will be showcasing our new photographers in particular, but all artists from White Train will be exhibiting work.
I've been working really hard on several new pieces for this event, most of which you can see on my Papel Picado page, so I hope you can join me in celebrating.
Can't wait to see your gorgeous faces there!
Mexico has a huge tradition of making milagros, but they're usually small tin symbols or paintings dedicated to saints.
My Milagros series is based on health problems that I or my loved ones have had. They are smaller pieces and part of the reason I love them so much is that they take much less time to make than my larger pieces.
A prayer for the hand, whose joints ache from hard work and arthritis:
A prayer for the foot, whose calluses grow, bunions mutate, and muscles ache:
A prayer for the uterus so it may be free of cysts and tumors, and nurture healthy babies:
A prayer for the lungs which battle asthma and are choked with cigarette smoke:
A prayer for the breasts, that they may be free of cysts, tumors, sagging and stretch marks:
And a prayer for the heart that breaks for loss, bursts with joy, and which races with excitement, fear, or anxiety:
Kai Margarida-Ramírez is an artist, specializing in paper cutting and embroidery. She is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is getting her MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons the New School for Design (hence her sporadic blogging since 2012).
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