My body of work exists as an evolving exploration into hybrid identity. It ruminates upon the Western influence
on Latin culture, treading similar-to-same water, but reaching new depths with each dive.
The national socio-political preoccupation of the last year has brought identity, again, to the foreground of my
thoughts. Yo soy Latina. However, there is a new emphasis on the last syllable, the “a”, the femininity of it.
Understanding hybrid identity and its coexistence within historical context, does not assume a position in
words, but in shape. I responded on canvas, wooden panel, and paper. A fluid stream of dichotomies took form;
Latin|Western, Feminine|Masculine, Organic|Contrived. These dichotomies appear in metaphor, through color,
form, and medium. Vibrant Latin hues are diluted by a Western white. Organic, blooming forms are contrasted
by flat or rigid fields. Masculine, decisive, graffiti tags are flanked by the fragility of hesitant form. Background,
coming into foreground. Again, treading on identity: Latin, female. R|EVOLVE considers these two subcultures
and questions to what extent are we impacting their role in history? Are we continuing to evolve, or are we
revolving around the same issues? To this, R|EVOLVE does not clarify an answer, but ruminates on this process.