Sunday, October 6, 2019

Unfiltered SA Feature

I discussed the symbol as a serpent in my most recent work with Deliasofia Zacarias and Casie Lomeli of Unfiltered SA. Please read to learn more about the significance of serpent energy in my healing process.




SAPL Podcast - Digging

I enjoyed discussing my solo exhibition, Digging with J.D. Elizondo and Raquel Reyes of the San Antonio Public Library Podcast, Tuned In. Listen here to learn more about the meaning behind my most recent work:

SAPL Podcast - Digging



Digging, A Solo Exhibition

In July and August of this year, I had a solo exhibition at the San Antonio Public Library Central Gallery. The exhibition included a series of self-portraits and a site specific installation that recognized the serpent as a symbol of rebirth.

Promesa, 2019
cactus, marble chips, lava rock, wheat, coffee beans, flowers
dimensions variable












Wound, 2019
latex paint on stretched vintage linen
48 x 72 inches



Demise, 2019
latex paint on stretched vintage linen
48 x 72 inches



Letting Go, 2019
latex paint on stretched vintage linen
48 x 72 inches


Tending To, 2019
latex paint on stretched vintage linen
48 x 72 inches



Resurface, 2019
latex paint on stretched vintage linen
48 x 72 inches



Reunion, 2019
latex paint on stretched vintage linen
48 x 72 inches


photos by Gregory Martinez



Buffet, 2019

It was a pleasure participating in a group show at Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery in June of this year. The exhibition was entitled Intersectionality of Inquiry and was curated by Sarah Castillo.

Buffet
dimensions variable
dyed tablecloths, napkins, pins, vinyl, recycled plastic, cardboard, wire,  antique buffet, wooden bowls, tablecloth, cotton fabric strips, LED candles, jars, pencils
2019 

We shudder at its silhouette, its dark song, its work. However, the vulture is an agent for purification. It rids our landscape of carrion and destroys deadly bacteria within its digestive system. As the vulture consumes, it cleanses.

In the same way a carcass can harbor disease, the human body can harbor stress. This installation invited visitors to release that stress by participating in a symbolic exchange with the vulture:

Take a fabric strip and write down something you would like removed from your life (negativity, a toxic thought, a traumatic memory, etc.). Offer the fabric strip to the vulture by placing it in a bowl. Let go. Breathe. Let your problem nourish the vulture and then walk away unburdened. 






Monday, April 29, 2019

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Allowing Abundance

I was honored to have my work included in Remedios Sagrados. Artist and curator Suzy Gonzalez put together this powerful exhibition for Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival 2018.

Remedios Sagrados focuses on concepts of ancestral knowledge in relation to food, healing, spirituality, and the land. As the city of San Antonio celebrates 300 post-colonial years, these artists reclaim indigenous wisdom while recognizing the complexity of identity.

I carved 120 manos de nopales representing individual amulets, providing protection within the space.

Allowing Abundance
60 x 60 inches
wavy leaf prickly pear cactus
2018





photos by Suzy Gonzalez