Mercedes Orozco, Ugly Mountains (A three step attempt in letting go), photography / illustration (3) 14” x 16”
Mexican, b. 1986, playing from Portland, OR, USA
Born and raised in Mexico City and turned bi-national by her teens, Mercedes Orozco often explores themes regarding identity and the human condition. She studied Visual Arts in Mexico and currently lives in Portland as a member of the Art Community MilePost5. Her work often consists of photography and illustration, constantly expressed in self-portrait form with traces of humor.
Portfolio & Contact- http://flavors.me/morozcob
Thoughts on the Telephone process
The process consisted of many different parts.
The first required to interpret the piece I was to work from; listening to the music and lyrics of the song and trying to imagine all the work that came before it, painting an image in my mind of a feeling. The most important thing I picked up was the idea of “letting go” and adorned the vision I had with details from the song, such as blocks and blocks, ugly mountains and the general feeling of struggle.
More than anything, I’m excited and curious about the transformation of an idea as seen through many different eyes and represented by different minds. It was a true pleasure taking the challenge of honoring the interpretation of the imagined original theme and expressing my self-soaked version of it.
Can’t wait for the final trail of individual stories!