Issue 14 contributor Kalee Espitia is a self-taught Mexican-American painter. Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, her first love was the burnt hues of the desert and her rich family culture.
How does Issue 14’s theme “vivid” relate to your work?
I love to use vivid colors that highlight the beauty of life and decay. The contrast between the skulls and flowers fascinate me and allow me to explore how I can bring some light to a usually dreary subject matter. As I continue with this work, I hope to explore more wild colors and other creatures that make up this wonderful world.