a Chicana artist, I believe it is important to produce and disseminate positive
images of our varied lives: my work counteracts the stereotypes of Latina women
as either passive victims or demonized creatures. My subjects range from grandmothers
to folk singers to truck drivers, and in a very real sense, my artwork becomes
a form of iconography. In honoring the experiences of these bold women, I gain
a renewed understanding of myself.