Mexican American Narrative, Cultural, & Mythological Scenes

     This ongoing, new body of work is about remembrances and speaks of my experiences growing up biculturally and my appreciation for my cultural roots. 

ON CHIMERAS When we put on a costume, we are transformed and transported into the unknown, unpredictable and magical instances of our undiscovered, wild, and untamed natures. Our imaginations take hold of our profound curiosities and taboos and fears only to let them come out to play and act out. These paintings allowed my imagination to be adventurous by indulging and exaggerating what I experienced in our Mexican cultural festivities. 

     Our ancestors held the arts in high regard. I include an array of indigenous symbols from Mexico's past, turning these colorful compositions into narratives that reveal our history, myths, legends, and spiritual beliefs.

     I'd like to think that I am transcending time by taking us on a mystical journey. And, I wish to remind us of our ancient life practices by keeping our heritage alive on this side of the border.

Doblando la Realidad, Después de la Pandemia

Doblando la Realidad, Después de la Pandemia

Bending Reality, After the Pandemic | 2021 acrylic, collage, & oil on canvas 48” x 36” x 2”

de Cobalto

de Cobalto

from Cobalt | 2021 acrylic, collage, oil and wax on paper & wood panel 48” x 31.5” x 1.75”

de Cobalto in living area

de Cobalto in living area

from Cobalt | 2021 acrylic, collage, oil and wax on paper & wood panel 48” x 31.5” x 1.75”

Estados de Animo Quijotescos

Estados de Animo Quijotescos

Quixotic Moods | 2021 acrylic, collage, oil and wax on paper & wood panel 48” x 40” x 1.75”

Estados De Animo Quijotescos in studio

Estados De Animo Quijotescos in studio

Quixotic Moods | 2021 acrylic, collage, oil and wax on paper & wood panel 48” x 40” x 1.75”

El Arriero Va

El Arriero Va

The Mule Driver Leaves | 2021 acrylic, collage, oil and wax on paper & wood panel 48” x 40” x 1.75”

Alquimia de la Transformación

Alquimia de la Transformación

Alchemy of Transformation | 2021 acrylic, collage, oil on canvas 24” x 18” x 1.5”