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Ruelas said she has since found inspiration in the roots of her Mexican culture.
Born in the United States, Ruelas’ parents are immigrants from a rural and indigenous part of Mexico.
“I had to learn a lot about what being Mexican means,” Ruelas said of finding balance in her American identity and Mexican heritage.
Through portraits and symbolism, Ruelas explores the vibrant pastels common in Latin American art, and the struggles of immigrants and indigenous communities to find representation in a globalized world.
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