These series of stitching works over paper and faux leather explores themes of cultural hybridity as they relate to identities. The work is guided by my experience of living in a border region of Tijuana/San Diego that is in constant migratory flux. I incorporate historical art and cultural references that become allegories of identity, gender, and violence inherent to the bi-national territory. Employing embroidery techniques on popularly traded fake-ostrich-skin, often associated with garb from an ostentatious subset of Mexican culture, addressing gender roles, the movement of goods, and consumption existent in the border area cultural exchange.
2020 Lux art Institute, Encinitas, CA
2020 Front Gallery, San Ysidro, CA
2020 San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA