June 28, 2001

Subject: I like it!
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 08:34:22 -0700
From: "Gila Jones" <gilajones@home.com>
To: almalopez@earthlink.net

I am a 47-year-old married woman living in San Juan Capistrano. I have two sons, aged 13 and 14. I am not a Latina, but I speak Spanish. Because I speak Spanish and live in a community with a very large Latin component, I have many Latin friends and I believe I am a little more aware of Latin culture than most Caucasians.

It does not surprise me that many men find the "Our Lady" image shocking. I think it is common for men to view the female body as sexual and therefore shameful. Women, on the other hand, view it as something nice. It's our home! It's the place our children come from!

There's nothing wrong with that.

Women are comfortable with female bodies, but many men are awed or frightened by them.

Anyway, I like "Our Lady." Best of luck.

Gila Jones


Subject: comentario
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 22:31:12 EDT
From: MARY240777@aol.com
To: almalopez@earthlink.net

por que se ocupan tanto de nuestras creencias religiosa, las consideran tan fuertes que quieren destruirlas, o considera que creatividad artistica es tan pobre que tiene que recurrir a crear polemica escandalosa para sobresalir y darse a conocer, por para esos escandalos existe la prensa amarillista, si usted considera que su creatividad artistica no le da para comer busquese otra ocupacion.

Existe por si usted no lo sabe la revista play boy y signore y otras mas donde usted podria desnudarse y recibir una remuneracion economica y reconocimiento ante el publico el cual esta usted buscando sin ofender y agredir creencias de otras personas. lo que usted plasma no se le puede llamar arte, tienen mas arte lo cholos que pintan la bardas con su graffiti, si usted quisiera ellos con gusto le daria asesoria de lo que es arte y respeto hacia su publico. gracias por su atencion y su exposicion que demuestra lo poco que sabe de arte y cultura para jamas volverse a ocupar de usted


Subject: Prayers for Alma's soul
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 21:33:43 -0600
From: "John R. Lucero" <jrlmcl@qwest.net>
To: almalopez@earthlink.net

Judas sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver and it did not make him happy.

Respect Our Lady do not mock her for a dollar. You may not believe in her purity and honor but others do and request that your talents be used in a respectful and dignified way. The anti Hispanic and anti Catholics will support the distruction of our faith. I pray for you.

Conchita Lucero