arroz con leche is part of a community project on gathering specific recipes used by my mother to cut back on food expenses. In this project, I use a postcard to write ingredients and directions needed to make a traditional Mexican dessert with only 4 ingredients; all chosen for their low cost. As I pass this recipe to my community, I give continuity to the resilience and creativity the women of my family have passed on to me when resources were scarce.
This project is made possible by DocX Archive Fellowship from Duke University. arroz con leche is part of Juana Simona, a space dedicated to creativity and the stewardship of the land. Through the act of regenerating the land, Guzman Velasquez grows and harvests the native ecology of South Texas to continue her artistic practice.