Artist Statement

I am always in a constant limbo and struggling with “The in between.” Because of this struggle, I am thoroughly intrigued by this moment of in betweeness, by its ambiguity and its insecurity. As a Mexican- American entity, I want to bring forth to the viewer the constant limbo of being in two different edges, not being able to associate oneself to one culture or the other but become an intermediary of two different and often clashing environments.

My work plays with the formal qualities of material to create realities that split in order to symbolize the way we struggle when being in limbo both mentally and physically. I Juxtapose construction components like wood and metal with paint including, but not limited to resin, wire, paper, and canvas to create environments that imitate these multiple realities that are driven unto the surface. By manipulating materials to play a different role from what was initially intended, I push them  outside of their common physical attributes and create playful environments that bring up questions as to the duality of things and how combined elements create a whole new set of facts.