Check out these pictures of my work hanging up at the Visual Arts Center in Boise State University---RIGHT NEXT TO BEATRICE CORON'S WORK! That's right.
Check out this awesome review of the exhibition on Boise Weekly. They say some pretty cool things about my work, if I do say so myself:
"Margarida-Ramirez de Arellano uses this ancient art form to address social issues and comment on contemporary relationships. The result is a maze of ornate, intricately framed pieces with feminist themes and laugh-out-loud captions like, "I've had bigger," underneath a purple peacock."
And listen to what the Visual Arts Center posted on Facebook when they received my work: "I'm unpacking the work by Kai Margarida-Ramirez de Arellano right now and it is making me cry (with laughter) - and they are cut so beautifully. "
--Im so glad my work can make people laugh and still be acknowledged for the skill it requires.
This is coming full circle for me. I saw Ms. Coron's work for the first time on the subways of New York the summer I moved here. The minute I saw it I knew it was paper cutting, and I was in awe. Now my work is showing next to hers...I'm bursting :)