Creative Work Portfolio
As a multimedia visual artist, my work navigates the intricate intersection of environment and complex psychological landscapes. Rooted in my experiences growing up in the southwestern border region and informed by my cultural anthropology background, I explore real and imagined geographical, emotional, and political boundaries that shape our identities.
Employing a fusion of technology and traditional methods, my artistic practice incorporates painting, printmaking, projection video mapping, and sound. My pieces delve into the realms of identity construction, weaving connections with technology, science, and theories such as quantum physics and swarm intelligence. Through intricate artworks and installations, I aim to create a dialogue between identity, place, and the intersections of meaning in our lives.
Central to my visual language is a series of recurring syntax and narrative codes, ranging from literal elements like airplanes and maps to abstract and surreal forms. These characters, numbering over three hundred, come to life on walls, ceilings, and floors, casting colored shadows influenced by ambient light and viewer presence.
Viewers become active participants in the exploration of my narratives, equipped with portable blacklight flashlights to uncover hidden layers of "glow in the dark" imagery. In creating immersive installations, I invite viewers into a realm that blends reality and imagination. This experience goes beyond sensory overload trends, offering contemplation and nuanced transportive qualities.
The exhibition activates multiple senses, from intense colors evoking moods to motion-sensing sound functions that transport viewers to the Southwest, mirroring my experiences as an active participant and keen observer of the borderlands. My visual taxonomy, inspired by semiotics, encourages viewers to decode symbols, such as birds and houses, fostering complicated meaning-making in a space where universal themes intersect with the personal. The resulting narrative is a fluid fusion of inner and outer forces, reflecting the complexity of personal identity shaped by both intentional and unintentional influences.