In her series of oil paintings and pen-and-ink drawings Alien Apostles, Tongva artist Katie Dorame reimagines the arrival of Spanish missionaries in California as an alien invasion. In her works, alien missionaries used baptism as a tool, baptizing neophytes with glowing green holy water, supernaturally branding them forever.
- California missions
- Native American tribes of California
- oil paintings
- pen and ink drawings
- culture clash
- Alien Apostles
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