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Hew work has both, a political and social context.
Julia uses vintage pictures because these images from the past come with a sense of history. They illustrate that the present struggles are a continuation of the past conflicts.
She uses her work to figure out what it means to be a Latin woman in America today.
She couple vintage photographs with art abstractions to combine diverse artistic styles.
The photographs she uses were never intended to be seen as art, they were initially shot for purposes of surveillance or domination.
She uses this material to help illustrate today’s problems.
She ignores the boundaries between then and now, art and document, figuration and abstraction.
Her digital edition prints are then finished with applications of embroidery.