Monday, August 13, 2018


Here are some process shots of Texas Bindweed helping me pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt and her eerie, heartbreaking song, Blue Bayou.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A Prayer to Santa Marta Dominadora

A Prayer to Santa Marta Dominadora
40 x 24 inches
dyed linen, vinyl, sequins, lace, cotton fabric, acrylic paint

Monday, April 23, 2018

Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio at CAMH

OPENING RECEPTION THIS FRIDAY 4/27!!! Lisette Chavez and I are so honored to have our multimedia installation, ANGEL BABY included in this exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston! Join us! 
"Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio in the Brown Foundation Gallery at CAMH from April 28–August 5, 2018. Showcasing 19 artists and artist collaboratives, Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio includes sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, textiles, performance, and installation by a multi-generational cohort of artists. The artworks brought together in Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio attest to the richness of the city’s creative community. Rather than attempting to provide a generalized exhibition, Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio instead looks to cross-generational dialogues around notions of materiality, identity, and performativity. From paintings and unique stitcheries to immersive video environments, ceramic sculpture, and live performances, CAMH is pleased to expand the geographic scope of this exhibition series with a presentation of artworks by San Antonio-based artists."
Albert Alvarez
Richard Armendariz
Julia Barbosa Landois
Christie Blizard
Sarah Castillo
Lisette Chavez
Adriana Corral
Ana Fernandez
Audrya Flores
John Hernandez
Diana Kersey
César Martinez
Michael Martínez
Martha Mood
Katie Pell
Chuck Ramirez
José Luis Rivera
Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ANGEL BABY at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston


Lisette Chavez and I are excited to bring our multimedia installation, ANGEL BABY to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston as a part of Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio. This exhibition will include 19 artists from SATX and opens Friday, April 27th. The show runs through August 5th. It's an honor to be a part of this group representing our beautiful city! The FB event page is below.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


I am working with Texas bindweed (a native Texan flowering vine in the morning glory family) to create some jewelry meant to adorn my Tejana body and show reverence for the land of my birth.



Thursday, April 12, 2018

Texas Bleeding Heart Vine

More experiments in organic art are happening in my studio. While I wait for some other plant matter to dry out, I am focusing on this mujer.

This Texas bleeding heart vine bloomed once and was never really happy again. It struggled for a couple of years and died last winter. I kept the remains and something powerful is emerging. More to come...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Texas Bindweed

I have been gathering cuttings of vines native to Texas to use in a new series of work. Among my favorites, is Texas bindweed. It's in the morning glory family and produces tiny white blooms with red centers. I found this particular vine thriving in a concrete-asphalt seam.

As I explore my own identity as a Tejana, I am working with this vine to create a few pieces meant to be worn, to adorn. I'm interested in how our bodies are forever linked to the place of our birth as well as our ability to flourish in new and challenging environments. As I work with this plant and learn more about its characteristics, I am also examining my own body: a soft body, a large body, a strong body, a body that's housed another body, a fat body, a powerful body, a body that takes up space, a Tejana body, a body that creates, an aging body, an abused body, a loved body, a sexual body, a body that has survived, a living body, a woman's body.

Texas bindweed 
Convolvulus equitans

Click on the link below to learn more about Texas bindweed