• mama

curandera/mama/madre/zumba/frida

2013 Performance, Oak Cliff Latino Arts Fest, November 2012, Bishop Arts District, Dallas, Texas

In curandera/mama/madre/zumba/frida, Medina performs a variety of actions and movements incorporating props and costume to evoke stereotypes, realities and self reflection.

As mama, Medina assumes the role of the nurturing mother. Sometimes the artist posed as is often seen in images from Catholic imagery of the Virgen de Guadalupe and other times cradling a life like doll of a baby, and other times mimicking actions of grinding corn for tortillas, Medina is referencing the stereotypical roles that mothers either take on or are given once they become mothers.