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Cassandra Rose Casares

Love Womxn Mother Earth Colorful Metallics History Ancestors

About The Artist

Cassandra Rose Casares is a Chicana- 3rd generation Mexican-American artist, born in Oakland and raised in the Bay Area. Her Chicana roots are embedded in her art through the representation of agriculture, mother Earth, and women. She is a walking descendant of 1st generation college students, her father, who was migrant farm worker and mother, a daughter of a farm worker. As the first woman in her family to receive a bachelors and with a major in Environmental Studies from the University of San Francisco, Casares makes it a point to showcase the beautiful Earth we come from and the women we come from with acknowledgment that violence is perpetuated on women and our mother Earth all over the world everyday. With a colonial last name (Casares) and descendant of the Indigenous tribe - Yaqui, on her mothers side, Casares hopes to bring light to conversations around the protection of  Indigenous women and Mother Earth. Casares’ flowers and landscapes are painted in a color story of neons, metallics - gold leaf, copper and silver represent all the  Black-Indigenous -Women Of Color and non-BIWOC women in her life and in the world.

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