SANDRA TRUJILLO

These abstract figures are about humor.  Much of my work has an element of satire, irony or parody to it and I often will use surfaces and basic forms that oscillate around something familiar.  This body of work grew out of a series of drawings I made about cultural pride as seen through good hair and clothes.   I wanted the clothes to reference the fabulous mariachi tailored suits and craftwork and the hairdo to reference the ultimate form of self-pride and grooming.  The process and craft of slip-casting allows for multiples; and, multiples allow for transformation from the original idea into the unexpected.  With this form, a perfectly fine portrait of the pompadour style /vato cholo hair-cut transformed into the quintessential symbol of American pride: the all American hotdog with a squirt of ketchup.  The pairing of the crisp pants, the Pendelton shirt and the hot-dog head was unexpected, simple and funny.  Other examples like Holiday Ham, Double Bean Dog, Hello Nudie and Keep on Truckin’ all create a picture of our culture that can be appreciated with humor.   

The humor of it all
SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all

SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all
Hello Nudie
SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all
detail
SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all
gecko push up
SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all
barrel rider
SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all
Andalusia
SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all
all in
SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all
Pony Pants
SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all
Squirty Ketchup
SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all
Hawaii too
SANDRA TRUJILLO The humor of it all
Holiday Ham, keep on truckin'