The story, In Search of Epifano is about an old woman who for years takes a trip to Mexico in search of Epifano, her great-grandfather. Epifano was dead already and the rest of the family had forgotten about the past, Mexico, and Epifano, but not her. She felt a strong connection to him.
Through her married life she had no passion. Her husband did not understand her or fulfilled her. And like many women, she just fulfilled her duty and did what was expected of her, she bore his children. After she left her husband and her children had grown up and started their own lives she went down south to find meaning to her strong connection with Epifano.
Her search for Epifano was not just to find her great-grandfather; it was to find her roots. The Indian she saw on her wedding day did not point to the Mexican culture but more specifically to the indigenous people. Her fulfillment was with her Native ancestry. When she finally found Epifano she also had an epiphany, and ironically Epifano translates to epiphany. Her epiphany was that through her connection to her past, she found fulfillment at last. The fulfillment her husband could not give her.
For my illustration I chose to draw a picture of the desert the old woman would travel in search of Epifano. I used yellow and violet colors to represent the desert because in color theory, two colors that are opposite on the color wheel are complimentary and are aesthetically pleasing art. Making this pleasing to the eye it gives it a sense of peace, which is what the old woman found in the end. I also drew an Aztec Indian to represent the native roots of Mexico. The Indian is not colored in because I wanted it to look hidden, not quite there. The reason to not make the Indian obvious is because our roots are not always obvious, sometimes we have to search for them.
The old woman searched for her roots to find fulfillment and had not forgotten her history like many who come to the United States and forget where they...