Elizabeth Ruíz González (San Sebastián, Ocotlán)

Even though she is young and has a short history as a craftsperson, Elizabeth’s expression reflects her joy and desire to learn the craft instilled in her by her uncle, Elpidio.

 

He guided her through the creation of  “Dracuga,” the papier mâché figure with which she earned honorable mention in the category “Varios” in FOFA’s 2008 young artists’ competition. It is a chimera of dragon, snake, and cat.

The materials used in this unique piece are cardboard and dried mango skin that is, according to the young artist, easy to use. She takes pleasure in simultaneously protecting the environment and experimenting with new materials.

The latter unexpectedly determine the colors that Elizabeth uses in decorating her work.

 

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