Sonia Ruiz – D
Letter D for Dad
My Dad was an avid traveler. Whenever he had a chance he would travel and invite us to go travel with him. On this occasion, he invited my younger brother Hector to travel with him. They met up in Mexico City and through their week together, they reminisced while visiting many historical landmarks including Teotihuacan.
Teotihuacan is a large and majestic archaeological site located about 25 miles north of Mexico City. It is famous for its large pyramids dedicated to the Sun and Moon, but the site also contains beautiful murals and carvings and several museums through which you can explore the city’s fascinating history. This is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites and one of the must visit sites on a trip to Mexico City.
The background is a hand painted piece of a sheet. I used Inktense pencils, acrylic paints and printed the photo of my dad on fabric as well as the pyramid. I raw appliquéd the sun, letter D and pyramids, couched the hand dyed Oaxacan velvety yarns with free motion quilting and placed my dads photo on an old coffee burlap bag. My brother Hector took the photo of my dad, it’s one of my favorites of him.