These White Slip On Vans have España Garcia's "Mazu" art piece mirrored on the tops of the shoes. "Mazu" is of the Macanese Sea Goddess, the protector of sea farers. A portion of sales from this product will be donated to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
España Garciawas born in the Sonoran Dessert; one of the hottest places on Earth, and one of the driest. She was four years old when she first saw the ocean, but she remembers the exact feeling of disbelief and amazement at seeing so much water at once for the first time, and wondering how this could be so close to her arid home. Garcia has been captivated by the enigma, beauty, and severity of the planet's oceans ever since. It’s this fascination that leads Garcia to protect this life giving vastness that is now in so much danger. With an Art History background and an interest in intrepid ethnic groups, Garcia paints fictional peoples (mostly women), obscure, misunderstood sea life, and land plant life juxtapose in deep relationships with one another, so as to conjure a sort of seamlessness with all life.
"Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, Scholars, and Alumni as possible. HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every family across the nation, mobilizing communities to proactively advance that goal—each individual, over a lifetime, in every way they can. HSF also seeks to give its Scholars all the tools they need to do well in their course work, graduate, enter, and excel in a profession, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. As one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations supporting higher education, HSF has awarded over $650 million in scholarships and provides a broad range of programs and support services for students, parents, HSF Scholars, and HSF Alumni."
Each pair of shoes is made-to-order and takes 3 - 4 weeks to ship usually. Because the artwork is custom-made for you, there are no exchanges or returns.
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