Mexican American 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.
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 the history, myths, legends, and spiritual beliefs of the Mexica people.
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
Bending Reality, After the Pandemic | 2021 acrylic, collage, & oil on canvas 48” x 36” x 2”
from Cobalt | 2021 acrylic, collage, oil and wax on paper & wood panel 48” x 31.5” x 1.75”
Estados de Animo Quijotescos
Quixotic Moods | 2021 acrylic, collage, oil and wax on paper & wood panel 48” x 31.5” x 1.75”
El Arriero Va
The Mule Driver Leaves | 2021 acrylic, collage, oil and wax on paper & wood panel 48” x 31.5” x 1.75”
Alquimia de la Transformación
Alchemy of Transformation | 2021 acrylic, collage, oil on canvas 24” x 18” x 1.5”