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Only Here Podcast: San Diego Artist Explores Piñatas As Political Art

San Diego artist Diana Benavídez holds a piñata shaped like a drone in an und...

Above: San Diego artist Diana Benavídez holds a piñata shaped like a drone in an undated photo.

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San Diego artist Diana Benavídez makes piñatas in the shape of things like drones and over-sized bottles of pepper spray, packing her piñata sculptures with political messages instead of candy.

Aired: April 8, 2019 | Transcript

When Diana Benavídez makes piñatas, they aren't meant to be broken. Instead, they get put on pedestals and become sculptures meant to provoke conversations.

The San Diego artist makes piñatas in the shape of things like drones and over-sized bottles of pepper spray, packing her piñata sculptures with political messages instead of candy.

On the newest episode of KPBS' Only Here podcast, producer Kinsee Morlan has a story about the artist and how growing up on both sides of the border impacted her life and her art.

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