Honoring My Mexican American Heritage in Narrative, Cultural, & Mythological Scenes
This ongoing, new body of work is about remembrances and speaks of my own experiences growing up biculturally and my appreciation for my Mexican cultural roots.
MADRES Working mothers are invisible and champions of survival against what often appears to be relentless toil, tackling the unexpected and complexities of everyday challenges.
TODAS TRABAJAMOS, HASTA LAS HIJAS
We All Work, Even Our Daughters from the Series Las Madres, 2018 40" x 48" x 2" acrylic, collage, oil, and wax on wood panel
CRISIS DE IDENTIDAD
Crisis Identity, 2021 40" x 48" x 2" acrylic, collage, oil, and on wood panel
LA CONFIANZA CIEGA
Blind Confidence, 2021 40" x 48" x 2" acrylic, collage, oil, and on wood panel
A versatile and modular installation, each raffia strand holds 50+ individual empty tamalitos that can be suspended either from the ceiling or wall to form cascading drapes. Depending on the desired effect, led lights and masks are optional. First shown at Somarts for Dia De Los Muertos in San Francisco, 2018. 10 feet tall x 4 feet wide x 4 feet deep corn husks, raffia, led lights, and paper mache suspended from ceiling
a wall hanging, 2021 Venado, mask (work in progress) Versatile masks for a wall hanging or against the maize installation. Paper mache, masking tape, styrofoam, and glue (soon to be covered with maize)