Make your own free website on Tripod.com

En español  
                            Classroom website

Alma Lopez's Portfolio Guestbook
Find out what people are saying about this Portfolio
 

Roberto Roibal
Alma, I have been reading about the criticism regarding your rendition of Our Lady of Guadalupe (wearing a swim suit). First off, I was raised Catholic and was an altar boy at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Santa Fe for about 5 years and went to the Guadalupe Catholic School for 8 years. Though I do not consider myself to be religious, I have always revered the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe for many reasons. So, when I saw your image, I loved it. We take too many things too seriously and I always believe in widening our horizons and accept new ideas. I do not find the image sacriligious at all and believe it is appropriate to show it in Santa Fe at the Museum. If there are posters of that image, please let me know where I could find one.

LO RAYNE BARGMAN
YOU TITLE YOURSELF AN ARTIST? THAT IS CERTAINLY QUESTIONABLE AND YOUR COLLAGE IS IN POOR TASTE EVEN FOR A CATHOLIC.

J VIGIL
If you actually believe painting Our lady of Guadalupe as you have is depicting your Roman Catholic faith, then you are not 100% Roman Catholic. You are one of the reasons the POPE is so upset with the American church-no respect for Our Lady. It doesn't matter what you say to me and I hope you don't write back because your type of Catholic is disgraceful, and to disrespect Our Lady during Lent is even worse. If you had any respect for her, you would never have done this, but then again, nobody respects anybody anymore and this is why there is so much disrespect in America. The next time you decide to display your so called art,stay away from New Mexico-the least amount of people like you the better we are-I am appalled that you call yourself a Roman Catholic. You wish you were a true Catholic because if you were you would never have trashed Our Lady the way you have. God help you.

Kevin Farkas
Alma, Your work shines wonderfully brighter as the Dark Age returns in clouds of fragile intellect and spirituality! Your work is intelligent.

Shirley Salazar
SHAME ON YOU! DON'T CALL YOURSELF A ROMAN CATHOLIC! YOU HAVE DISGRACED GOD AND WOMEN IN NORTHERN NM. APOLOGIZE NOW! AND REPENT! USE YOUR WOMENLY STRENGTHS ON HELPING OUR PEOPLE AND DISGRACING THEM! IF YOU DECIDE TO KEEP UP WITH THIS SO CALLED ART! MOVE TO LAS VEGAS, THE LIKE THAT - - - - !

Norm Bishop
Alma Lopez, Getting critisizm for your depiction of Our lady of Guadalupe in a bikini? Good! the lady is idolatry to begin with, any Christ centered Christian who reads and studies the Bible knows that. You are a Catholic, but obviously not a Christian. God tells his people to tear down the idols in their lives. Putting the lady in a bikini is tearing down an idol. Go for it!! I am a born again Christian, and with or without a bikini I spit on any image of Our lady of Guadalupe, knowing full well I do so to an Idol and with Gods full authority backing me up.

Emelda Ortiz
I am also a Roman Catholic who went to Catholic schools in Santa Fe, NM for 12 years. My Dad is Emilio Ortiz, the Director at the Santuario de Guadalupe, and when he told me of the artwork on display that is desecrating our Virgen de Guadalupe, I had to see for myself. I live in Seattle was able to find you on the Internet, and I wish I hadn't. I't's terrible to think that a fellow Catholic has these images in her head and allows them to seep into the mainstream. If you wanted controversay, then congratulations. It's sad what you are capable of creating to get attention and free publicity. I'll pray for you!

Alma Lopez
Hi my name is also Alma Lopez...I am wondering where I can find your work, do you have an agent....please email me at almalop@hotmail.com. Thanks.

Bill Rigg
It's kewl, babe... be strong!

Rex Havoc
Since this seems to be the most deadly serious guestbook I've seen, I think it needs lightening up. Therefore, I only have this to say about Our Lady: That Raquel is sure one hot tamale! Yeeeeeeh!

Therese Quinn
These are beautiful images--thank you for making them.

Lucia Martinez
Your depiction of Our Lady of Guadalupe is great. You take her off the pedestal and and show her as a woman. Her hands are no longer tied and the woman occupies space. She conveys confidence and defiance. The gesture of her body, the nakedbess of the angel and the floral images convey pleasure. As a child I always thought that the Virgen was a captive because of the tied hands. I also thought that she sat on a nail and was repressing a scream. I love your depiction of la Virgen.

Marina aguilera
Dear Alma, checked out your artwork , PRETTY COOL. I am a latina fellow artist also, I wondered if you can enlighten me on any programs etc. concerning us latina artists I would really appreciate it. I have looked on the internet but came up with nada,hope to here from you TAKE CARE. MARINA

Viviana Toledano
Hola Alma, First off I would like to say that I think your art is great because it gets a reaction from people. I think your digital work is very innovative and creative. Art is the essence that reflects who we are and reflects our experiences. I think it is great you express your self and what you think of the catholic church. I think peolple that get offened are not grounded in their catholic faith. I was raised catholic and still am catholic. I think it is important to mention, that not everyone who was raised catholic is a product of a rigid institution. My experience with catholicism has been a very positive one and my image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is different from yours. But,that's okay, it should be because everyone has had different experiences that mold who they are. I think society should really think about a work of art as a reflection of one's story and experience, instead of a threat.Perhaps, those that feel threatend or offended by your images are not too sure of what they believe in, otherwise they would not be offended by someone else's art.

 

¡Gracias por su visita!      home         Hit Counter
This website is planned to coordinate with 
¡En español!
published by McDougal Littell and 

¡Claro que sí!
published by Houghton Mifflin.
 Please report broken links to Ann Ramsey:     
RamseyA@usd204.k12.ks.us  
Bonner Springs High School, Bonner Springs, Kansas