My painting, “Alma Mariposa” copyright 2013 Crystal Galindo. I decided to paint my good friend and fellow painter, Alma Valverde Campos, as the happy, strong and loveable person she is. The iconic symbols surrounding her serve to capture her migration in the form of a butterfly (being from Mexico city, and migrating to the US) along with her strong matriarchal background. I won’t reveal all the painting entails, as I believe that an air of mystery should surround a work in order to allow the viewer to interpret and relate to it. this is mixed media, acrylic, colorpencil, and oil on panel. enjoy!