La Voz de Lupe
The Voice of Lupe
“The Voice of Lupe” honors and celebrates the role of Latina women in history and society, while also addressing ongoing issues of race, gender, and class on the UC Davis campus and in our society at large. It is a work that endeavors to inspire communication, understanding, positive action, and healing, in the hope for eventual mutual respect and equality.
The three female figures in the piece represent the collective “Voice of Lupe”, and they embody multiple trinities of symbolism: Past-Present-Future; Mother-Sister-Daughter; Wisdom-Courage-Strength; and Reflection-Activism-Healing. As one woman looks back, the other two represent the present and the path forward, and the three women speak with one voice through their intersecting and intergenerational identities. Together, they create the narrative of Latina women who are conscious of their history and their struggles as women, but who are also fully aware of their dignity, potential, and strength to persevere. Read more...