I’m an Ecuadorian-American artist based in Queens, NY. My work is grounded in maintaining a connection to my familial roots and synthesizing an independent version of myself between two cultural identities.
My diverse body of work is unified by the use of repurposed, recycled objects, a method which mirrors my experience of being seen for my potential and given a chance to thrive. It also honors my resourceful grandparents, from whom I learned the use of creativity to surpass obstacles.
Using a variety of media, I bring contradicting elements into balance -- making the familiar and the unfamiliar exist together in an autonomous reality that is both welcoming and jarring.
Art empowers my voice by providing a gateway to self-reflection, and my work is a visual journal of taking chances, growing from challenges, and tracing the passage of time.
The results of this process are vibrant and richly textured surfaces full of patterns and marks.