These two pieces work together to show abstracted maps of Mexico City and San Juan with thread, connecting both cultures in traditions of basket weaving, textiles, and agriculture. The sand further enforces their tie to the earth. I hope that by creating these pieces, I am able to keep these two lands, my father's and mother's, in my heart no matter the political atmosphere.
Ariana Vilchis is currently a freshman at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Before coming to Baltimore, she studied at Design and Architecture Senior High in Miami, Florida. Vilchis is interested in maps as a way of connecting to land as well as the role location has in sentiment.