The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.

Self Portrait

Created 1994 Acquired 19946

the artist trying to wipe on color

Artwork Story

Donated to Laguna Art Museum in 1999 as one of 109 works
Exhibited Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Judith Spence

This is pure irony. Carrasco as a blond, green-eyed, Latina woman artist is an outsider to expectation on many fronts. She has to put on dark-skinned makeup ("brown-face") to resemble in stereotype who she already is in her marrow.


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

About the Artist

Barbara Carrasco


Also By This Artist

"Frida, Tu y Yo"
Created 1988 Acquired 19884