This art piece represents a version of mother land holding and hugging the land I grew up in–the feeling of wanting to show people how beautiful and important this piece of land is and wishing people took immediate action to protect this land that is currently being exploited, gentrified, and displaced.”Rooted Love” by Dulce Maria Lopez Gonzalez
Dulce López is an artists, immigrant from a rural village in México, and a UC Berkeley alumni. She carefully and intentionally develops political and social statements through art and media. She strives to bring awareness to issues affecting historically marginalized communities, mobilize people, support social movements, make art accessible, unite people across borders, and visualize her community’s herstory and identity.
Irina Tall (Novikova) is an artist, graphic artist, illustrator. She graduated from the State Academy of Slavic Cultures with a degree in art, and also has a bachelor’s degree in design.
The first personal exhibition “My soul is like a wild hawk” (2002) was held in the museum of Maxim Bagdanovich. In her works, she raises themes of ecology, in 2005 she devoted a series of works to the Chernobyl disaster, draws on anti-war topics. The first big series she drew was The Red Book, dedicated to rare and endangered species of animals and birds. Writes fairy tales and poems, illustrates short stories. She draws various fantastic creatures: unicorns, animals with human faces, she especially likes the image of a man – a bird – Siren. In 2020, she took part in Poznań Art Week. Her work has been published in magazines: Gupsophila, Harpy Hybrid Review, Little Literary Living Room and others. In 2022, her short story was included in the collection “The 50 Best Short Stories”, and her poem was published in the collection of poetry “The wonders of winter”.
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