ARTIST STATEMENT: 
I grew up in the transient territory of the Rio Grande River internalizing the border environment between Mexico and the US and bicultural aesthetics,  around me, seeing them in my dreams and memories. I asked myself when I and other immigrants started to dream in English, what did that mean? How  evident does assimilating become and when did I change, or spoil? My work asks how our place of origin affects our shifting identities and dreams, through  colorful and experimental print and video installation portraits. Using a methodology of media democracy, the dreams use rasquache (DIY) video aesthetics  to visualize a bicultural dream sensibility.  
WORK STATEMENT: 
Dream you’re in the observation deck of a train watching the landscape change slowly, fading into your own memories and dreams while the tracks hum.  Through the use of abstract-narrative printmaking, video and sound, my installations create a stream of video consciousness to binge watch other women’s  dreams. Pickling the dreamed experiences and our spatial history with a variety of mediums to depict different times, the audio recordings of my and other  Mexican Immigrant women’s dreams are rendered into immersive video diary archives to see how our place of origin blueprints our memories. 
Depicting the passing of time like the movement of a train across America, my work highlights symbols and video aesthetics of Mexican-American culture like  a pocho, a Mexican-American deemed not Mexican enough derived from a Spanish work meaning “spoiled fruit”, DIY graphic aesthetics, and Televisa  Commercials from the 90’s. Jingles and aesthetics burned into our consciousness asking: Does our origin follow us through our lifelong experiences and  identities? My work uses everyday objects and organisms that are visualized as oneiric symbols of a past and future self. Using a “Dream Hotline'', I collect  dreams as sound archives that I render using video synthesis, collage and animation.
2021. Video and sound. 
These ads were posted on Facebook and added to the decor of Mexican Supermarkets in the Ypsilanti and Detroit area. The commercial asks “What language are your dreams in? What country where you in?” which are Dream Analysis questioned based on Jungian Psychoanalytic Theory.
Video installation of  
“Dream Hotline” commercial. 
2021. Bag, video, sound. 
This iconic immigrant produce bag is a symbol of a start for many immigrant communities. These ads were posted on Facebook and added to the decor of Mexican Supermarkets in the  Ypsilanti and Detroit area. The commercial asks “What language are your dreams in? What country where you in?”
Four immigrant Women Dream
9 Minutes. 2021 
Animation based on recorded dreams submitted to Dream Hotline.
Four immigrant Women Dream
9 Minutes. 2021 
Animation based on recorded dreams submitted to Dream Hotline.
Video Installation for “Four Immigrant Women Dream”, video and chicano books.  2021, Video, books and telephone.
"Three Pocha Dreams”, 42X 200”  
2021, Digital Print. 
Giant Billboard like print archive, dreams from 2020 - 2021.
Pocha Dream #3
Digital print 42 X 50", Radio Installation, 2021

Dream in a Field 
360 Interactive Video, 2021
Dream of Emma and Tony.  
9 Minutes. 2020 
Animation based on my own dream journal, exploring the cultural imaginary. Winner of “Best Michigan Filmmaker” at the Ann Arbor Film Fest.
Gloria on the Pacific Surliner
9 Minutes. 2021
Part of my summer research project, installation for a conversation with an elderly Immigrant Meixcan passenger Gloria B.
“Rainbow Escape” 2021 
2021, Video Installation for Pabst Blue Ribbon and Wide Awake
Public Interaction Screen Grabs.
Untitled 
Print Collage, 2020

“Human By Orientation” 2019 
2019, Live Feed Video Installation for HBO

“Home is Where My Papers Are” 2018 
2018, Print Installation of immigration documents from 2000 - 2019
Young Latinx Artists: 23
Portrait Series of Queer Austin Artists. Portraits from 2016-2020.
Student Work
The following examples are works by students in the Color Theory and Printmaking ARTDES360 course from Winter 2021.
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