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Interview: Dionisio Ceballos Inspired by Frida Kahlo, Magical Realism

The Emmy-winning Mexican artist talks about his surreal work.

Dionisio Ceballos, 2016

Derbby's featured artist of the week is Dionisio Ceballos.

Ceballos was born in Mexico City in the 70s, and the multidisciplinary artist has gained renown for his bright, abstract murals. His work draws inspiration from everywhere, from the work of the bright colors of his culture to the literary genre of magical realism. He's also gained fame for creating reproductions of iconic Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo's for the eponymous Academy Award-winning film starring Salma Hayek, and has even won an Emmy for his work as an animator. All this said, Ceballos is humble, unapologetically invested in his work and, to quote him, "weird" about accolades.

We caught up with Ceballos to ask him about his collaboration with Derbby, his inspirations, and how working deeply with Kahlo and her process has impacted his own work.

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Why I Can't Be Objective About Adam Savage of "Mythbusters" and His Sister's Rape Allegation

Both Miranda Pacchiana and her specific allegations are compelling and credible, yet I keep looking for holes.

Warning: This article contains graphic discussions of childhood sexual abuse.

Mythbusters host Adam Savage is a harmless goofball. Mythbusters host Adam Savage raped his sister.

Is it even possible for both of these statements to be true?

The former is too deeply embedded in my head for me to really doubt it after nearly two decades of watching Adam Savage build impressive and absurd toys, costumes, and machines—charmed by his gleeful enthusiasm for nerd culture and the build process. The latter is based on credible allegations that his sister, Miranda Pacchiana, has put forth in a new lawsuit made possible by New York's Child Victims Act.

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Salma Hayek boobs—natural, fake, or who cares? That is the question.

Hayek made the most of her amazing bosoms at the London Evening Standard Theater Awards on Sunday.

At 49 years old, the Mexican-Lebanese actress and producer is still staggeringly beautiful, going on record to say that she wouldn't risk using botox but won't rule out plastic surgery.

Salma attributes her glowing skin to religiously following her grandmother's advice about washing her face before bedtime.

Okay good, but what about those boobs, Salma? Are we supposed to believe those are natural?

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Many people don't want to believe, given the number of celebrity plastic surgery sites that try to prove Hayek has implants. Comparing photos over the years, one might be swayed to believe she had a little help with that magnificent bust.

But more pictures add up to a good case that Salma is for real.

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She has spoken about her breasts in interviews, once confiding that when she was a girl, she prayed to the saints to give her boobs.

In an interview with Allure in 2011, she admitted that her breasts 'are not bad.'

Salma also credits her own skin care line for maintaining her smooth skin, explaining that some of the ingredients are derived from little known plans indigenous to Mexico.

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Looking closely at Hayek's face, you can see some subtle signs of age, but few wrinkles. And it's not uncommon for Latin women to age more gracefully that fairer skinned women. She is able to move her forehead and her smile creates expression lines, notes our expert, Dr. Ben Benham, Santa Monica dermatologist named by by Newsweek as one of the top 10 Physicians and Surgeons in the US.(Dr. Benham does not treat Salma Hayek but has many high-profile celebrities among his clientele.) These are signs of an un-botoxed face, the doctor agrees.

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As for Salma's boobs, weight fluctuations and childbirth do alter breast size, confirms Dr. Benham.

Perhaps more important, let's remember the miracle of padded push-up bras, as demonstrated by Kylie Jenner, below.

There are entire pinterest pages of before-and-after padded bra pictures. The difference can involve three cup sizes in some cases.

Salma Hayek is widely known for three things:

1. Her ambition.

2. Her fabulously wealthy husband.

3. Her amazing boobs.

The boobs are the icing on the cake of a vibrant, talented women, you might say.

Or, if you're a man, they are everything.

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