With painting, drawings and writings, I practice imagining the liminal space between consciousness, memories and present moments. My interests are in the fallibility of childhood memory, my mexican-american ancestral narratives, and their effects on the response to visual information and story-telling.
With just paint, these ideas naturally evolve into abstractions. Several images and writings partner to develop a dialogue that is primarily concerned with nostalgia’s mysterious and transfiguring power. The work functions as a bridge between my academic disciplines as a writer and artist and investigates the tension in hybridizing the act of documentation and expression. In her essay ‘On keeping a notebook”, Joan Didion discusses the irrelevance of facts when recounting a moment or memory, suggesting that what is remembered is just as, if not more, valuable than what was. I look forward to the examination of time in this spirit. My paintings capture, if not the truth, the truest essence of a memory having survived the challenge of growing older.