This is one in a series that uses the alibrije (carved Mexican figures) as part of a still life composition. Inspired by many of the impressionists (especially Bonnard) who included landscapes as part of a still life, I added my own cultural references: the Spanish tiles, the colorful fabric, the cactus. The title creates a narrative quality, almost like a poem by Lorca; one can imagine the song the mermaid sings. 

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Dixie Salazar

Tears of the Owl Enter the Mermaid's Song

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 28" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 5 oz.



Dixie Salazar
Fresno, California

Getting to Know Dixie

Dixie is a writer of poetry and fiction, and her imaginative narratives come to life in her energetic paintings. The imagery in Dixie’s work unites characters, themes, and settings in a unique and sometimes surprising manner. Multiple yet simultaneous storylines and time periods converge in these jovial paintings. Dixie’s work has a vibrant patchwork quality shaped by her fascination with collage and found materials. The strong influence of Pierre Bonnard, one of Dixie’s favorite artists, also has a visible impact on her stylistic choices. Articulating patterns and surfaces with dream-like layers, Dixie conveys movement, feeling, and time in her eclectic work.