Fallera in Red
Fallera in Red

11 x 14 Pastel on Suede

Fallera in Violet
Fallera in Violet

11 x 14 Pastel on Suede

La Ofrenda
La Ofrenda

oil

Fallera in Turquoise
Fallera in Turquoise

pastel on velour

Detail of Fallera in Turquoise
Detail of Fallera in Turquoise

pastel on velour

Fallera in Black & Gold
Fallera in Black & Gold

pastel on velour

Detail of Fallera in Black & Gold
Detail of Fallera in Black & Gold

pastel on velour

Fallera in Blue & Yellow
Fallera in Blue & Yellow

pastel on suede

Detail of Fallera in Blue & Yellow
Detail of Fallera in Blue & Yellow

pastel on suede

Las Tres Falleras
Las Tres Falleras

oil

I was fortunate to have lived in Europe for nearly 5 years, with the majority of that time spent living in Spain. In the city of Valencia, there is a holiday called Las Fallas. It is a multi sensory celebration in honor of St. Joseph.

The women depicted here are representatives of their particular neighborhood. The colors, ornamentation, beauty, sense of pride, and for some nervousness, were all things I couldn't pass up trying to capture.