The identity and politics that emerge from migration have always had an impact on my practice, particularly as they relate to migrant farming.
Reminiscent of ancestors and family members who spent years toiling in the agricultural fields of Mexico and the United States, I create artwork, write vignettes and poetry that reveal cross-generational ways of belonging in the world. I incorporate the use of packaging materials used in the farming industry such as plastics, burlap and other produce packaging supplies—a hybrid of symbolic and literal objects.
My current work is about a state of migration — about movement, location, and identity. I center my work through notions of migration as it intersects with ideas on geography and government, labor and movement, economics and cultural.
Combining personal narratives from life stories that are a part of my own family history, as well as stories and conversations I have encountered along the way, I investigate migration as told through stories, sculpture, and installation. The work is an examination of personal and cultural identity; connecting the past, present, and future while touching upon themes of home, belonging, and Other.