My guest today is an amazing artist and human being named Alejandro Macias, who also goes by Alex. Alex is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona School of Art and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. He was born in Brownsville, Texas, and is a self-proclaimed “product of the border”. Alex’s work is driven by his Mexican-American identity and the current social-political climate, addressing themes of heritage, immigration and ethnicity, which are set in contrast to his critical engagement with the assimilation and acculturation process often referred to as “Americanization.” I found Alex to be extremely friendly, thoughtful, and optimistic. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation.
I hope you enjoy it as well.
In our conversation we discussed personal guardian angels, creativity and the bubbles we grow up in, being behind a veil, meditation through artistic work, doing what makes you happy, mental states, poverty and states of mind, wishes, being a product of the border, art and what it’s given us, art as a tool, making the work, writing, perspectives and empathy, handling rejection and criticism, doing better, the things one should be doing, love, how we’re all the same, empathy, and loving one another.
Guest Name: Alejandro Macias
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