Makers

Makers make the world go round. These posts offer first-person perspectives from artists and crafters that turn the conceptual into the tangible.

Heading Southwestness
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Heading Southwestness

Southwestness publisher/editor Samatha Anne Carrillo shares the worldview and inspirations that drive her work: “In the real world, facts exist and science is real. … Since Southwestness is my own site, I have the freedom to report on our corner of the world based on my own perception of the world. There’s no question that this perception is still evolving and thank goodness for that!”

Tequila Bottle Houses and Border Relations: Interview with Viviana Paredes
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Tequila Bottle Houses and Border Relations: Interview with Viviana Paredes

It is a both an opportunity and a personal commitment to use my place as an artist to make art that is both visually pleasing while telling important stories about my cultural experience as a Chicana, as an environmental feminist, and as a member of the human race. My existence is my resistance.

Dear Little Bobby: Waste Not, Guilt Not
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Dear Little Bobby: Waste Not, Guilt Not

Far too often in this country we throw things away that would still be wanted by someone else. Everything from perfectly edible food which places like Whole Foods throw away because the bananas are “a little too yellow” to the unwanted pets that get thrown away by fools who get a dog without wanting the responsibility of its care.