untitled hair blanket

undercurrents 
Curated by Veronica Perez 
3/12/2021 – 4/24/21

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Existence
Persistence
Resistance
Materiality
Histories

The ideas of identity and ancestry are complex. Specifically the idea of the unknown and the

Fractured identity.

There is grief and loss associated with this type of death. 

The mourning of what could have been. 

The life that could have been. 

I make work that hybridizes ideas of identity, duality using materials that evoke feelings of the body and kitsch, and nostalgia. This becomes an excavation process that results in permanent hybridized structures. 

Anger plays a role in this type of loss of identity. It emerges in the work through the use of the 

Twisting

Pulling

Sagging

Weaving

Braiding

Hair caught on a fence

I always feel that I am on guard, waiting for something. 

Waiting to defend myself. 

Am I just bitter? 

Or am I scared? 

Through the way I make, I feel the sculptures become about her. Her struggles and her insecurities, who she is vs who she wished she was. They not only reflect the artist but an experience of a diaspora of Latinx folx. 

I make work at the intersection of identity, vulnerability, protection and power using materials to conceal and reveal hidden and forgotten parts of ones’ identity.