Public Figure Profiles

Mel Casas

Melesio "Mel" Casas (November 24, 1929 – November 30, 2014) was a Chicano artist, activist, writer and teacher. He used visual statements, his sense of humor and love of puns to "address cultural stereotypes." His work has been collected by the San Antonio Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and nationally and internationally. He is best known for his series of 150 large-scale paintings called "Humanscapes" that were painted between 1965 and 1989. Casas was also well known as a writer and theorist. His "Brown Paper Report" is considered an important document of Chicano history. In his writing, he emphasized the importance of "self-determination" and equality for Chicanos/as. He is considered to be one of the important founders of the Chicano Arts movement. Casas felt that once artists had a fair chance to exhibit in the United States, then they would become part of "Americana."

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Some of their strengths

Mel Casas has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Intuitive, Ambitious, Adventurous, Independent, Honest, and Sophisticated.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Mel Casas is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is known for being diligent and strong.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Mel Casas well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Mel Casas as someone who is flexible, intelligent, and quick-witted.

A person who likes to be creative, and to be recognized for their artistic talents. Who possesses intelligence, mental discipline, and ambition, and who does well in relationships and partnerships.

Inquisitive and Progressive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Mel Casas is someone who is an eternal student who is always interested in learning new things, and who has a desire to shake things up and change things.

They are also someone who is active, giving, optimistic, and cheerful, and who possesses a charisma that attracts friends and admirers.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Mel Casas tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Mel Casas's challenges

While Mel Casas has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Mel Casas can be Impulsive, Careless, Difficult, Perfectionist, Emotional, Standoffish, and Unfocused.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Mel Casas's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Mel Casas must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Unfocused and Indecisive

Mel Casas is someone who can be scattered, restless, and insensitive, be distracted by fluctuating professional interests, be a workaholic, and who can be arrogant and have difficulty accepting advice.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Mel Casas also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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