• Image of L@s Mariachis
  • Image of L@s Mariachis
  • Image of L@s Mariachis

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Esas flores son una forma
De decir te quiero
Te las mando con la esperanza
De llegar a ti

Por las noches las pones cerca
De donde duermes tú
Y vas a sentir que te hablan de amor
De ese amor que yo siento por ti

—Vicente Fernandez, Esas Flores

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Inspired by the corridos of Vicente Fernandez, these earrings are composed of bone, copper, and porcelain. Wrapped around the body of these little ones is copper wire, which carries healing elements to protect one from past traumas. Music, in Latin America has been a symbol of resistance and survival. For many who leave the homeland, music has been a way to perform the diaspora of displacement, and these earrings are a representation of that resilience, of that diaspora, and of the search for home.