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Myrna L. Enamorado
Inspired by the immensity of a starry sky, the natural cycles of the moon, or the pulsing, infinite vibrations of waterfalls, natural healings occur within the various mediums I apply throughout my work. I create work to feel connection, to escape, to create a utopian reality. The result is akin to the alchemical qualities of the unicorn's horn or the phantasmagoric influence of fairytales.
Ponytess, a.k.a. Myrna L. Enamorado, is a Honduran American artist specializing in painting, drawing, and bookarts. She graduated with honors from Tulane University in 2002 earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Communication, and a minor in Film Studies. Her first poem was published by the Poetry Foundation in 1998. She was awarded the Henry Prize for Excellence and Enthusiasm in French in 2000. She has been hospitalized for schizoaffective disorder 16 times so far throughout her life.
From 1999 until present, Ponytess worked in radio as an on-air personality, producer, and board operator, in addition to production director for WTUL, WODT, WRNO, WWL, WSMB, and WLMG. She was art director for the VOX zine, a Tulane publication, and published interviews and articles on indie rock. In 2002, Ponytess was voted to be 24 hour DJ for WTUL's marathon fundraiser. She was the second woman ever to be trained on the board at The Big 870 WWL where she broadcasted "The Midnight Trucker Show", while simultaneously running "Coast to Coast" on WSMB. Ponytess produced the drive time sports and politics presentation on Fox Sports 1280 AM.
She also worked on multiple films, and was part of a team that won the Audience Award for Louisiana Short Film at the 2012 New Orleans Film Festival with a film called A Most Complex Form of Ventriloquism. Besides New Orleans, she lived in Paris where she studied art history at La Sorbonne, and New York where she studied art therapy at School of Visual Arts. Ponytess was nominated to be Artist of the Year by the Arts Council of New Orleans in 2011. In 2017 she published her first artist book entitled Waterfalls In Oregon. She has since published three illustrated fairytales.