Personal Statement
As a Multidisciplinary Artist, I investigate and challenge how perspectives today continue to be shaped by an old, traditional past colonial rule: A European blueprint of laws that have created and normalized an American culture or narrative built to dominate or create systems of power that have led to today’s social & class divides on issues such as: immigration, racism, violence, religion (etc.) and has historically targeted and disenfranchised communities of color. Through the use of painting, sculpture, installation & drawing, I confront these barriers or perspectives determined to own through aggression/dominance. The same social/racial issues that incoming immigrants and new generations of Mexican & Latinx people still face today.

I am very process-oriented in my art investigation. Through the physicality of making art, I draw parallels to my mother and her friends: laborers and immigrants. In my paintings, stitches and markings of color struggle to fit in with one another, wanting to harmonize into a larger composition. The stitches and colors work hard to challenge, investigate and dissect their indifferences in order to create and be a part of a larger narrative. I find similarities in my art making practice and how immigrants or disenfranchised individuals today struggle to fit into a larger equation of this country.
As an arts educator, I’ve worked with neighborhoods through out the United States of America deconstructing the many nuances that feed into systemic racism and narratives constructed to place worth on people of color. It is through the opening of this dialogue that we are able to engage in discussions of the consistent undercurrent racism evident in American history for hundreds of years that have led to a relationship of mistrust in our communities. These dialogues and conversations feed into my studio art-making practice. Color constantly bringing its value to light and fighting to make its worth visible in a society or landscape constantly trying to take it away.