# 2 Jalepeno as a Sex Symbol, 1986
# 2 Jalepeno as a Sex Symbol is part of a much larger series of works,
over 40 in number. It definitely refers to Andy Warhol. I think after he appropriated
the banana as a sex symbol, the most obvious choice left for me was the chili
Caballero is a mixed media piece and a collage of cultural references from
Picasso's Guernica to Mexican folkloric masks. In all of these works I feel
like I am trying to be conscious of history, of our multiple histories, where
they intersect, where they divide and where they are tragic and where they
are just plain silly.
Los Siglos was part of a series done during the Quincentennial. It
is a collage largely taken from National Geographic magazines. I think it
was my own private way of retrieving a dream not only deferred, but also shattered.