G. K. Hall Publications 1990

American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimensions
G. K. Hall Publications
By Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein
ISBN-10: 0816187320
ISBN-13: 978-0816187324
Boston, MA

Excerpt from page 503:

Linda Vallejo (1951—) of Los Angeles draws on her Mexican-American heritage in archetypal figures and masklike heads of handmade paper pul, natural tree branches, and palm fronds.

A lithographer who studied in Madrid and earned an M.A. From California State University at Long Beach, Vallejo made surreal prints of mythological imagery from ancient cultures and directed the Self-Help Graphics Workshop in the Los Angeles barrio for a number of years.

It was a natural step from using the handmade paper pulp in printmaking to forming it into three-dimensional sculptures. The artist uses tree branches and other natural forms whose shapes suggest images that she builds around them with a mixture of paper pulp and glue. They look like carvings of mystical woodland spirits or Mexican masks worn at festivals.”

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