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Artist honors spirit of Mexican folk art

In working painstakingly on every detail, Muraida — also an illustrator, graphic designer and painter — respects the spirit of the traditional Mexican folk art. To move ahead, she believes, we must remember and honor our past.

“Giving that respect and tribute to that past gives richness to what you’re doing and more value,” Muraida says. Much of her work incorporates patterns found in ancient Latin American cultures, including the Aztecs and Kuna, indigenous people in Panama and Colombia. She also carries her camera everywhere she goes in case she sees a pattern she wants to remember, often looking to old architecture for inspiration.

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