INSTALLATION & PUBLIC WORKS
Public installations are opportunities to engage viewers with complex, layered, visual narratives that occupy and activate space. I’m interested in how people interact with these works—how scale and material shapes experiences of self, space, and place.
WORKS ON PAPER
Like many immigrant families, when we moved from Mexico to the United States, we lost a lot of history, traditions, and connection to place. My work endeavors to recover and reclaim connection to my mestizaje. Working with amate is the seed of my search for wholeness.
Papel picado is a traditional Mexican decorative craft made by cutting elaborate designs into sheets of tissue paper. In this body of work, I innovate on papel picado to depict immersive, fantastical landscapes.
My paintings result from a delicate balance of intention, intuition, materiality and process. As a painter, I explore the medium’s traditions as well as the material's limitations and potential transformation. Depicting scenes of women in nature, I use paint to express the lushness, health, and strength of female power.