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.