The inner search
for the artist transforms the use of the emotional spirit. Artistic expression
sets a mood in my work. I find my self conscious, yet, unconscious to the
initial drawings that later become a final end painting, printing or installation.
Using the emotion as a tool, the artist transcends oneself to a higher degree
of sensitivity. For me, religion, political and cultural awareness make profound
imagery into my work. Crosses, skulls, children, many times, secure the mood.
Through my work, I become the interpreter of my own passages in time, my experiences
and constant searchfor
my cultural identity as a Chicana women. As a women we wear many masks trying
to juggle or balance la vida. My art is a sequence of the passages
of my life. There is always this silent struggle to survive as a mother, a
worker, a woman, and especially an artist.
The paintings are, many times, faceless so anyone can walk into thepath. As
people and cultures we have so much in common: mothering a child, or stories
of our heritage as La Llorona or Dona Sebastiana. In my work I try to tell
a story of passages of my own life or of those that have touched mi corazon.
When I teach I allow my students to find their own story to tell and share