I am a young emerging visual artist. I studied Industrial Design with a minor in Mexican Folk Art. I was born in San Diego California, and as a child I lived in the border city of Tijuana before establishing in Mexico City. I feel attracted to the contrast of cultures, to the collision between customs and traditions. My recent work speaks of identity, fragmentation and the way it can lead to unity. I incorporate elements of crafts and popular arts into my own work. Papier-mâché flowers, thread, cartoneria, lacquer designs and photography merge into a more contemporary art esthetic.
I believe I am working at the intersection of art, craft and public art. I feel a need to create awareness and consciousness of the information we obtain, but even more so, to the way we interpret and store it. I envision continuing to analyze my own idiosyncrasy, traditions and cultural baggage, while addressing questions like, “How do interpretations and misinterpretations affect our learning? How do we adapt to new ideas as we grow up? How do we conserve and respect our past learnings as we encounter new “truths”?”