Carolina Ortega Sánchez (b. 1981 Morelia, Mexico) has a Becholars degree in Visual Arts with a major in Drawing and Printmaking from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH). She has held solo exhibitions and participated in more than 40 group shows in Mexico, United States, and the Russian Federation. Ortega has received several distinctions including top prizes in the state of Michoacan’s Painting and Printmaking competition and the J. G. Posada National Printmaking Competition in Aguascalientes. Her works are in public and private collections including the UMSNH in Morelia, the Alfredo Zalce Museum of Contemporary Art, the José Guadalupe Posada Museum, the Polyforum Cultural Center Siqueiros, and the School of Graphic Arts in Krasnodar, Russia. She has pulled lithography and calcography editions for varios state, national and international artists. She is currently teaching at the School of Fine Arts UMSNH in Morelia. Collaborates in the ALTERnativa Grafica Production Shop. firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolina Ortega Sánchez • Jardín de los deseos (Garden of Desires), 2016 Linocut
Thanks to the herbal magic legends and traditions, we have learned there are diverse superstitions about plants, like the virtues and powers attributed to them over many years. Aside from their medicinal uses, there are the magical and ritualistic applications. For human beings, plants are the place where faith can be found and thus their interest in possessing them; because of the belief or power that plants provide. The four-leaf clover is the main symbol of good luck, the aloe plant attracts good luck and abundance (if you place a red ribbon on the plant you will avoid all envies). Bromeliad flowers provide abundancy and just like ferns and jasmine, they are powerful talismans that attract love.
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