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Maritza "Blu" Vazquez is an artist based in Guadalajara, Mexico and San Antonio, TX. Drawing inspiration as an avid diver, her work employs cast bronze and laser-cut metal to explore organic forms impassioned by her exploration of marine life. In her most recent body of work, BLU explores the human need to preserve memories by hand crocheting and casting little garments titled Attic Treasures. Vazquez received two degrees in visual arts, from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in 1986, and from UTSA in 2015. She worked with sculptors Diego Martínez Negrete and Saúl Hernández Santoyo, who taught her bronze casting and finishing techniques and also with Generoso Villarreal, who assisted Tamayo, Friedeberg, Alejandro Colunga, Sebastian, Gunther Gerszo, to complete her Coral Series in 2009. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, and public spaces. She remains an active part of the arts community and has served on the Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, TX since 2011. 

Attic Treasures 

This body of work relates to memories, all those treasures we want so badly to keep, and how time fades everything.  Little girls grow up, their cherished dresses stay little and are passed down generations until they are put away and forgotten in the attic, keeping all those special moments and secrets of their owners to themselves, forever. 

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