La Historia de mi Vida (Del Cielo Cayó una Rosa)
Oil on panel
96.5 x 71.1 cm
(Ships from the US)
Teresa Dunn is a Mexican American artist who has always been suspended between two cultural heritages. She uses her art to give voice to the complex stories of people of colour, multicultural individuals, and immigrants as they reconcile with the harsh contrast between the American Dream and the American Reality. Dunn masters her storytelling by effective use of space, colour, and light. This expressiveness gives her paintings a sense of real-life and sincerity. La Historia de mi Vida (The Story of My Life) brings us back to the roots by letting the Mexican flora and fauna interact with a local woman braiding her hair. Since her actions are delicate and unthreatening, they attract curious colourful birds and butterflies. Accompanied by floating roses, the wildlife forms a vibrant, lively halo. This pure interaction is softly lit from the side emphasising how two separate worlds become one.