My work this year was initially inspired by an exhibit I saw at the Seattle Art Museum almost exactly a year ago entitled “Big picture-Art after 1945”. Washes of vivid color amidst the Colorado landscape meet the sublime mood of the color field painters and my continued motif of silhouette seascapes from Seattle.
As a contemporary Chicana artist, I believe in the power of art to encapsulate human magnificence through creativity. My cultural background, pop culture, and daily-life as a wife and mom; influence my artwork.
Pull your heads out of your phones. You can’t block what’s coming…
As an established artist and faculty member of The Art Students League of Denver, I am known for my mixed media images. I create a unique, visual and conceptual vocabulary which conveys an intersection between realism and abstraction.
As a Chicano artist my identity, cultural and geographic backgrounds are integral in my art. My work interweaves, juxtaposes, and overlaps unlikely images from American, Mexican and Chicano popular cultures that include icons, symbols, history, humor and the contemporary world to foster opportunities for the bending of meaning.
In this body of work, I generate abstract images using monotype and/or monoprint methods on plastic or zinc plates. The images reference my personal frames of mind, and moods, which take their voice from colors, shapes, textures, compositional strategies, and, perhaps above other things, aleatory happenstances.