During my time at the Rasquache Residency, I was also able to take photos of birds and butterflies in Cholula, Cancun, and Coapa. And create eight new Mexican Murmuration works, where the color and light/dark value of the photos were imported into 3D software and manipulated to create abstractions of the stunning living colors of Mexico.

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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum.

The opening celebration for the residency was fantastic, and the music was stunning.

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Artists residents at Rasquache residency opening celebration with Amy Youngs

A family band called La Vieja El Cayuco Son Jarocho was playing and they had the crowd feeling warm and connected.

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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum.

 

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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum.
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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum.

All were displayed in the Concina de Humo Gallery, Federico’s moms smoke kitchen turned into a gallery. I LOVE Mexico and the culture.

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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum.

 

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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum.
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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum



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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum.

 

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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum.
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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum.

 

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Cholula and Coapan Murmurations at Rasquache Residency, by Ken Rinaldo. 3D print on aluminum.