Feb 9, 2010

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Living in the Américas - Spring 2010

BAC Long Studio  


To Mexican Candy,

To readings of Rulfo and Paz

“At first it’s nothing that you would expect from a candy, when you get to the core it is what you wanted from the candy, the sweet flavors.” - Stephanie

“The way the wind strips an already barren and dusty setting. The way the narrator describes Luvina, you can taste the chalk on your tongue, feel the dryness inside your nostrils, the grit under your fingernails.”  - David

“The revolver has engraved two important quotes from the story: “they took everything away from me” and “never forget” these were the themes throughout the story.” - Dan

“The bright colors represent the sweet while the darker represent the savory.  There can be a comparison drawn [with the candy] between the contrast of the living and the dead in Mexican culture and the relationship the living have with the dead.” - Joe

“A fence is something that can appear to go on forever, stretching to the horizon and beyond (much like many of Rulfo’s photographs). It is also a very repetitious object, with fence posts placed evenly along the length of it. The fence was also the cause for all of the main character’s problems, he had to break Don Lupe’s in order to feed his animals.” - Emily

“I also chose to express a moment of the story that stuck with me, and in the extreme background the inked silhouettes of the family can be seen standing against the burnt sky.” - Joel