Artist Statement

I work in the space that exists between ideas, objects, or places and the paths we forge through these liminal areas. These border lands are the realms of myths and tricksters, but also serve as areas of contention where dialogue and critique occurs free from labels and categories. It is a zone of contradictions, and disruptions of thought patterns. My making practice focuses on the work of wandering to the in-between. The objects I create are records of this exploration. Within the interstitial we experience the naming and the calling of things; a bidding for the hidden to become unconcealed.
In my new series, My One Brown Arm, I continue to explore my identity within the interstitial by researching my heritage. Through a variety of media, building on the ideas of cinematic prop construction and assemblage, I will tell my story of growing up mixed race and how it impacted my childhood and how it informs my present. I will be creating contemporary family heirlooms that will appear old, in an attempt to expand the narrative of how my Latin American heritage fits into the wholeness of my identity.