"la llorona" (the weeping woman) is a mexican folk legend- a ghost woman who clings to this world mourning the death of her children. this is a reinterpretation of the story. here the woman has become a ghost because of the life of her children. she is mourning her own death- a death required of her in her desire to birth and raise her young.
this is also a collaborative piece, my son helped scribble in much of the chaos in the background.
"la llorona"- multimedia (crayon, pencil, marker, india ink) on paper.
copyright: phil nellis, 2007.