My piece Luz Cayendo (Falling Light) won first place in the juried photography competition at the Vista Chamber of Commerce, 127 Main Street, Vista, CA92084.
Luz Cayendo is a photo mosaic made up of two images that were shot in Oaxaca, Mexico. The mosaic is inlayed with a geometric pattern found on the nearby ruins of Mitla, about an hour outside the capitol city of Oaxaca. When I made the piece I was living in Oaxaca and I wanted the visual vocabulary of the culture to influence my work and this is what I was inspired to create. I used papel amate, a handmade paper indigenous to the area, for the base of the collage and the whole piece floats within a custom wood frame.