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¡Viva El Vochol!

“The Vochol is a 1990 Volkswagen Beetle that has been covered with 2,270,000 glass beads in a traditional Huichol form of craftwork. Glass and plastic beads have replaced the seeds that were originally used by the Huichol in their art. Huichol is an indigenous group from west central Mexico. The artists devoted 9,408 hours of their time transferring their artistic inspiration into the embedded design of the Vochol to share with the world their history, mythology, and and culture.” – Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

Explore the Vochol Beetle at the Museé de Quai Branly in Paris, France

Mexican Beaded VW: The Role of Women in the Huichol Art and Culture

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About Me

Education: BFA Photography, Art History (NYU '11)

Hobbies: photography, photoshop, drawing, web design, reading, hiking, cooking, home brewing, thinking, exploring.

Interests: art history, 19th and 20th century history, medieval European history, Islamic art, archaeology, astrophysics, quantum theory, philosophy, earth sciences, medical history, criminology, forensic photography, mid-20th century science fiction, archives, art criticism and theory.

Inspirations: Duane Michals, Weegee, Alphonse Bertillon, David Hockney, Eugene Atget, Lisette Model, Anselm Kiefer, Neo Rauch, Gottfried Helnwein, Wafaa Bilal, Shelley Rice, Martin Parr, Bill Viola, The Brothers Quay, Chris Marker, Agnés Varda, Jean Pierre Junet, Bill Bryson, Ray Bradbury, Aldous Huxley, Edgar Allan Poe, Rachel's, Yann Tiersen, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Foxy Shazam, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Vivaldi

website: www.miatorres.com
e-mail: miatorres.photo@gmail.com