“But the house on Mango Street is not the way they told at all. It’s small and red with tight steps in front and windows so small you’d think they were holding their breath. Bricks are crumbling in places, and the front door is so swollen you have to push hard to get in. There is no front yard, only four little elms the city planted by the curb.” —Sandra Cisneros
This is the title of my newest painting I completed just today. I have always wanted to paint my vision of the little vignettes Sandra Cisneros writes in this sweet little classic. Mango St. is a real place in Chicago, my hometown…kinda neat.