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Lotería de Comida™

ART COLLECTION

Food brings people together and connects us all to the world around us

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THIS ART COLLECTION PAYS TRIBUTE TO

SAN ANTONIO'S CULTURAL HERITAGE & FOOD TRADITIONS 

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© 2020 Tracey Maurer

Lotería de Comida™ Art Collection was created in the spirit of the historic game of lotería and by layering photography,  art and digital media. 

Designed with San Antonio FOOD culture in mind,  this novel lotería art & art canvas series features deeply saturated and textured images of classic Mexican food icons. 

Photography and design by San Antonio, Texas based

food photographer, Tracey Maurer.

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© 2020 Tracey Maurer
 

SHOP THE COLLECTION

The Loteria de Comida™ Art Canvas Collection 

features iconic & colorful images to decorate your home or office.

10% of sales from this site donated to support local Food Banks during the pandemic.

 

ABOUT

"There's no time like the present to add a little color back into our lives"

"Lotería de Comida™ is an original art-inspired project that started conceptually years ago when I was working on several food photography projects featuring Mexican cuisine in San Antonio and south Texas. I've always been intrigued by the cultural origins of food and how they relate to modern life. While increasing my understanding of Mexican food and it’s unique ingredients and after marrying into a caring Hispanic family in the 80's, I naturally became involved in many other aspects of Mexican-American family life. As a long-time San Antonio resident, I am familiar with various cultural past-times including the south Texas appetite for “bingo” and it’s Mexican counterpart called 'lotería.' After years of awareness and personal observations, I became more acquainted with lotería with its rich historical influence throughout Mexico and Europe. I fully appreciate how the game has inspired many artists throughout the centuries to create new and imaginative versions by utilizing their own unique and culturally influenced illustrations. My version, likewise, combines two iconic facets of our San Antonio & Mexican cultures: a distinctive cuisine and a beloved social pastime.”

“After much research along with trial and error while creating the desired aesthetic, Lotería de Comida™ emerged first as a series of canvas art images and then later as a reimagined FOOD inspired lotería game - complete with a deck of 54 playing cards,10 tablets ( tablas ), 54 poems ( versos ) in English and Spanish and game directions. Launching this art project in 2020/2021 has been a challenging and rewarding experience. 

To purchase the game please visit our shop!

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Tracey Maurer

Tracey’s FOOD photography has a creative edge that reflects her lifelong appreciation and support of the arts. Her background in Theatre has inspired her photographic lighting, set design and storytelling over the years. Tracey's images have contributed to the success of custom marketing campaigns for her San Antonio, regional and national food industry clients. In addition to her commercial work, she has taught various food photography workshops at culinary seminars and at area schools.  She has been a guest instructor for The Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio and The Art Institute of San Antonio. Tracey has also taught food photography workshops for the Texas Department of Agriculture through their Education Service Center & Child Nutrition Programs, The American Writers and Artists Association and the philanthropic culinary organization of women leaders known as Les Dames d’ Escoffier International.

"Some of my most gratifying memories involved working closely with chefs and restaurant owners to create very personal and one-of-a-kind cookbooks." - TM

"When you photograph food for a living, the quest to become 'one with the subject' takes on a whole new meaning" - TM
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CONTACT ME


If you would like to contact me with questions or comments
OR to order multiple products, please send me a note.

210-325-4550 

tmphotollc2020@gmail.com

 San Antonio, Texas

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