Mixed Media on Panel
El Paso comes from my effort to look into the past and pull together a narrative of my life. Who am I? Where do I come from? Most of the time, my ideas of the past are created, actualized by my imagined feeling of the past. For this reason, I am both elated and “blue” when I consider the reality of origins and state of my present life and world. The blues of El Paso transmit that state of exiting in between happiness and sadness. This dual nature and meaning are a constant in my work.
Marianna Jimenez Edwards is a Mexican American artist who lives and works in Boise, Idaho. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, receiving a BFA in Painting. Her work is inspired by Pre-Columbian themes, subject matter, and her identity. In 2019 Marianna received an Alexa Rose Foundation Grant to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico (postponed due to COVID). Recently, she created Ancestral Steering for the Boise Traffic Box Project. Through painting, whether in oil or mixed media, she focuses on color, surface texture, as well as incorporating cultural objects, portraits, animals, still life, collage and patterns into her visual language.