Art 21 Studio.
Mexico City, September 28, 1960
Living in Guadalajara, Jal. since 1995
1996 - 98 Drawing and painting / Elena Moneny
1998 - 01 Human figure / Davis Birks
1998 - 99 Painting / Patricia Jarero
1999 Painting techniques / Enrique Rico
2001 Plastic Arts/ Centro Cultural Casa
Colomos, Guadalajara, Jal. (3 years)
2003 Healing Art workshop / Cuernavaca, Morelos
__COVER PICTURE--BRONZE STATUE BY LAURA RUBIO (AZUL)
Laura Rubio is an artist with extreme vision who works and lives in
Guadalajara Mexico, where she has been painting for several years working
mostly with oils on canvas. She has great promise of becoming one of
Mexico's foremost and most sought after artists. This, her very first work
in bronze is a magnificent piece of symbolism which she calls "Prisoner of
your Fears", but which I prefer to call "Back to the Womb".
It is not only unique in itself, but a true exhibition of this artist's
talent. Only one was made and it is owned and cherished by this author.
In it I see a man somewhat in the fetal position holding his heart outside
his chest. There is both hope, and yet an anguish there in his face as he
attempts to protect and guard it in his return to the uterus on the one
hand, (with his thoughts of his previous known tormenting experiences),
while at the same time exposing it to the world in order to start anew and
love again. He knows however that all the while his fate lies in the hands
of some greater being and he sees how very small and insignificant and very
weak he really is in this universe and that he must accept the inevitable
while leaving loose of his many ambivalent feelings. He is cradled in the
two hands of a woman who is ready to let him fall back into the reality of
life in this world. The interpretation of this (as of any work of art) is of
course an individual one.