|Mary Magdalene of the Heart, Oil on canvas, 16" x 20", 2010|
I remember answering this interview during my trip to Puerto Rico in 2010, at the airport, in preparation for presenting the Magdalenes at the Porta Coeli Museum of the Institute for Puerto Rican Culture in my hometown San Germán. It was one of the most magical and wonderful times in my entire life.
Here it is, thanks to Lesa Bellevie, who despite the obstacles life presents us, persevered in publishing it.
As I was revising my own thoughts from 2010, I found that there was little to change, just updates on Raquel's and my life.
Now that I am preparing to celebrate Mary Magdalene once again this year, this time in Albuquerque where Raquel now lives, revisiting the interview was not only a refresher on how to word my own feelings and ideas about the Magdalene, but a reminder of why I paint and why I keep going along this beautiful path.
Here it is, Part I: http://www.magdalene.org/tanya-torres-interview-1/
And here is Part II: http://www.magdalene.org/tanya-torres-interview-2/