I adore these illustrations by Rodolfo Marron a visual artist born in California, raised in Kansas City, Missouri.
Artist's statement: "Fascinated by Native American culture and Mexican folklore; the southwest has brought me inspiration time and time again. My illustrations glimpse into something very personal yet not fully deciphered. This allowing me to reflect on my own life experiences in an attempt to find my spirituality through my ongoing art practice. When you view this self-created realm you are greeted by old maidens, so caring and frail. Tiny owls with hearts as large as the cosmos and mischievous spirits frolicking. The spirits and owls are your best friends and death is only an illusion. Reoccurring themes in my narrative deal with rebirth, love, loss, mourning, and ritual."