Charreria Rodeo Queen by Susanne Cooper
Several times a year, there are Charreadas in San Antonio, Texas. Based on the traditional rodeos of MEXICO, dating back to the Mexican Revolution, these are one of a handful in the United States. I have always been awed and fascinated with this unique part of the culture of my city. I photographed one of these rodeos in 2019 and have used those images to create mosaic art. The women in these pieces are known as Escaramuzas, dressed in tradition Adelita riding dress. They ride sidesaddle to perform intricate maneuvers. I was particularly captivated with this woman and tried to show her speed through her flying hair. Their colorful costumes appear hand sewn and so I added fabric embellishments to express this. For the rodeo ground, I decided to decoupage tissue paper so that it would fade back and allow the rider to stand out. This is my homage to these amazing athletes. 18″ x 24″ I have left the frame natural for your personal taste. It can easily be stained or painted.
Materials: Glass, fabric, jewelry, chain and paper
BUYERS PLEASE READ: Work will ship directly from the artist, estimated shipping date is by Friday 2/12/21. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately to the buyer in a separate invoice on Tuesday, 2/9/21. This item will be shipping from San Antonio, Texas.
Please note that 10% of the sale price will be donated by the artist to support the Society of American Mosaic Artists.
|Dimensions||24 × 24 × 4 in|