Tree of Life Estampilla

Feb. 24, 2023

Feb. 24, 2023 Dec. 1, 2023

Mexic-Arte Museum is happy to welcome Austin-based artist Carmen Rangel as one of the muralists creating a mural to coincide with the opening of Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibition Expresiones de Mexico, Arte de la Gente / Art of the People. Rangel’s mural, Tree of Life Estampilla, will officially be unveiled on April 14, 2023, the day of the opening for Expresiones de Mexico, Arte de la Gente / Arte of the People.

“This design highlights a popular ceramic piece called the Tree of life Candelabra with Mexican folk art and indigenous influences. The ceramic candle holder is depicted on a stamp to represent how popular Mexican artwork is exported into the United States to be viewed and appreciated. With this design, I wanted to highlight natural materials like clay and turquoise shell and the delicacy and craftsmanship that is needed to create artwork like this,” Rangel described.

About the Artist

Carmen Rangel is a Mexican-American multimedia artist and muralist local to Austin who is known for her bright and lively creations. She has spent the last decade creating art that raises awareness of social causes and focuses on exploring culture, inclusive representation, and depicting nature. She works to visually communicate ideas through art and empower others to tap into their own creativity