The departure from my home in Mexico to the United States has shaped the way I navigate and adapt to new surroundings. Through painting and sculpture, I abstract the way my culture, language, and body conforms to these environments through displacement, tension, confinement, repetition, and hanging. Environments can impose identities and dictate relationships in how the body navigates through familial spaces and abstract borders through social constructs and cultural displacement.
The sculptures I create reference my height and weight, while containing precious objects from my past. By interlacing hand-selected colors and fabrics from my grandmother’s bed sheets and vintage garments, I transform these objects that once epitomized nostalgic memories into distorted forms. This conscious decision blurs the perimeter of the characteristics that categorize me. By extracting objects from their native environment, the object’s identity is changed by the different location, which is symbolic of my immigrant experience.