"Love and Spoil" is a painting that pays homage to motherhood. As a child, the first thing I was taught to write was "My mom loves me. My mom spoils me. I love my mom" "Mi mamá me ama. Mi mamá me mima. Yo amo a mi mamá" Those sentences are embedded in most of us, latino men and women, and they are shown as the background in this painting. This artwork is a homage to all those women that are perpetuating our family trees. Our moms.
I guess it is no surprise it was collected by the mother of the curator of one of the shows where it was exhibited!
all images copyright Sandra Mack-Valencia