The Epoch of Mexico’s Independence By José Antonio Garcíaguerra
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents an exhibit by José Antonio Garcíaguerra. The work presented by the artist is made up of graphite drawings and bronze sculptures, which were created using the method of “lost wax”. This method represents elements involved in the Independence of Mexico, such as the Bell of Dolores with which the Mexican people were called to arms. The drawings are of heroes of the same fight for independence, like Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, José María Morelos y Pavón, La Corregidora Doña Josefa Ortíz de Domínguez, and Ignacio Allende; as well as the Cathedral of Saltillo and the Landín Chapel, which are symbols of the religious devotion of the Mexican people during that time. The work also consists of emblems like carts and carriages, characters like “El Escribano” (the letter writer), and the weapons that were utilized during the Independence of Mexico.