60″ x 48″, oil on canvas

Breaking tradition on many fronts, the provocative inter-racial couple in “Wedding Portrait” begs us to question our views on ethnicity, mating and gender identities. The bride standing in the forefront flouts conventional expectations in terms of her style of dress and romantic dream. The groom stands slightly behind her, exposed, wearing only the “mascara plateada” (the signature of the Mexican cult hero Santo) forcing the viewer to reverse the gaze as well as address our societal tendency to depersonalize people of color into meaningless categories and profiles.