Graduation Day

Lamb Lady

Katie Swietlik lived in this remote mountain community near Oaxaca, Mexico for six months. She worked with the local women, who are skilled textile artists, to produce a series of mixed media self portraits using photographic images embellished with embroidery and natural materials from the area. The resulting work was exhibited in August 2011 at the Calles y Sueños gallery in Chicago.


All images © Katie Swietlik; more information about Katie’s work is at .