Rematriating from Brooklyn to Puerto Rico, withstanding Hurricane Maria and the resulting
darkness, I paint our ancestors as bio-luminescent beings underwater and my people as fireflies,
metaphors for sustainability and liberation.
Originating in just how far I could take "fortified" paint to the point of sculpture, I now incorporate objects that imply language directly into the surface so that the paintings are a hybrid of terrain and text.
I shoot overlapping multiple exposure photography, panoramic in shape, with a plastic camera (Holga). These unplanned juxtapositions capture my experience of a particular time and place and at the same time have an identity all their own.
I'm a storyteller telling stories about our contemporary life as I'm seeing it. And the people in my
stories help me tell my stories. To me it’s folk art, but a very modern, of our time, 21st Century,
NY Urban American kind.
My work comprises a visual diary, where each instant is isolated as a fragment of a larger
and often unresolved narrative. My process seeks to explore those instances when we feel as if we
are mere observers to our own circumstance.
I am a contemporary representational painter who focuses her work on the human experience with figurative images. The images are of New York City, exploring the interaction of people and their environments.
The process of mark-making through drawing, carving or etching is the most direct way for me to translate an experience. I am interested in capturing and unraveling the dualities of everyday, urban life in my imagery.
I am a painter, animator and mixed media installation artist. My work celebrates the human spirit and life on our planet in all its forms. I am also a producer for Brooklyn Free Speech TV and curate and present NUGGETS a show on video-art.