Week 6 – Artist Conversation – Dulce Soledad Ibarra


Drawing of Girl from Book “Queers 4 Tears”
Dulce Soledad Ibarra
estimated 8 X 7.5 in.
“Zine Fest” CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Below I gave a story to the girl in the photo.

She always had felt that she did not belong. Not just in school, but within her family, on this earth. Living on earth felt wrong, but she did not want to die rather she just wanted to get away. But where? 

One night she stood at her window, looking out at the stars in the sky above. She had a connection to the stars you can say. She felt at peace the most when they were visible. 

“That’s where I belong. Up there with the stars.” 

As she continued to admire them, she noticed that one star in particular was moving down in a fast motion. It was falling and possibly headed towards earth. That’s when she ran.

She was not sure if it was even going to land on earth nor did she really know where she was running to exactly. 

Running out to the grassy plains just outside of the neighborhood, she witnesses the star’s  contact with earth, ending with a small explosion. She takes caution as she walks forward, towards where it landed. 

The light begins to illuminate her face as she nears. A voice calls out her name from within the light. Confused more than ever she hears the words, “Come with me. I will take you home.” 


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