ARTIST STATEMENT: I create soft textile sculptures, installations and mixed media pieces that both honors and subverts traditional womanâ€™s work. The pieces are a reflection on my bicultural Latina identity and what that mean in todayâ€™s society. I explore the universal themes of love, lust, and sexuality. The duality of these themes and their cultural constructs are central to my work. I utilize materials that may be interpreted as toy-like and playful while imbuing a sense of seriousness and drama.
Whatever Lola Wants 2011 Mixed media painting Fabric, acrylic paint, couched glass beads, and glitter.
Shake Loose the skin 2011 Acrylic
La Negra Tiene Tumbao 2011 Acrylic
Caballo Viejo 2011 Acrylic on fabric
Aqui Esta Mi Corazon 2011 Crocheted yarn
Want some candy little girl? 2011 Yarn, Polyfill Crocheted sculpture.
Torn 2011 Yarn and polyfill Crocheted sculpture
Hiding from the beast but the beast was always here. 2010 Colored pencil
Queen Bee 2010 Colored pencil
Bite Me 2009 Yarn, foam, acrylic paint and fabric
Bite me (Detail) 2009 Yarn, foam, fabric and paint
Fuego 2001 Yarn, polyfill and vinyl handcut letters Burning heart sculpture with vinyl written text underneath. The English translation of the text is;
My Life, My love is like Fire, It burn brilliantly but is dangerous.
Mei Cai 2006 Crocheted yarn and hand cut vinyl letters Two crocheted bruised eyes. English translation of text: Don't Worry, I fell.
Media 2007 Mixed media Crocheted Cuban coffee set on wood burned table. The text on the table say: ½ Cuban, 1/8 English, 1/8 Irish,1/8 Scottish, 1/8 Swedish. So you are a Mutt? No I am Media. I am the new Latina, la