|Dante in Mexico, by Andy Hoffmann, 2001, an Elik Press Single with Special thanks to the Utah Arts Council.|
`In Hoffmann's chapter titled, "Frida, My Love," he writes:
It's easy to enter Mexico by way of Frida Kahlo-her image is everywhere. A symbol of revolution and the deep seated split of the female body...
But there are other ways to get to Mexico. Some, as Hoffmann, decided to follow the path of the Dharma Bums and beat poets. Some for the revolution and the beautiful language. Some came to Mexico through Our Lady of Guadelupe, whose statues are present everywhere in North America.
|Images of Frida Khalo are everywhere in Mexico.|
|Frida Khalo seems to be peeking at tourists as they wander around the cobblestone streets of the old cities in Mexico.|
|Guadelupe is present in secluded and untended gardens.|
|Guadelupe can be hiding behind foliage on private patios.|