Fragment, 2019

Archival inkjet print, wood panel, acrylic paint, Epoxy

48 x 56 in

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Fragment, 2019

Archival inkjet print, wood panel, acrylic paint, Epoxy

48 x 56 in

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Left to right Fragment 2019, back Subject #6 variation 1 vinyl, right Puzzled

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I am large, 2021 & I contain multitudes, 2021

Wood, acrylic paint, archival inkjet print, acrylic
16 × 12 in
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Untitled (perspective), 2021

Archival inkjet print, wood, acrylic paint, Epoxy
35 × 28 in
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Twisted variation, 2021

Archival inkjet print, wood, gesso, metal, acrylic paint, Epoxy
24 × 24 × 15 in
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When is that we truly belong?, 2021

Acrylic, wood, acrylic paint, led light
24 × 24 in
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Twisted, 2020

Archival inkjet print, wood, acrylic paint, epoxy, metal rope

18 x 52.5 x 18 in

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Twisted ll, 2020

Archival inkjet print, wood, acrylic paint, epoxy, metal, gesso

24 x 34 x 24 in

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The Constructed Self (2019-2021) explores themes of identity and self-representation through the use of text and unconventional portraiture. Using digital photography as a foundation, I transform traditional prints into three-dimensional objects by cutting and incorporating tactile elements such as wood, paint, and resin. The labor-in-tensive techniques I apply to create these sculptural objects not only allow for a physical deconstruction of my images but also become a form of meditation that reflects my efforts in trying to reconstruct and make sense of my own identity. 

Like a puzzle, my identities intersect coming together to construct my multiple sense of Self. Although I do not appear in the pictures I see the works as self-reflective and it's very important for me to show the diversity within my models. As an immigrant from Latin America and a descendant of Indigenous Peoples from the South, I find the need to portray diversity to reframe the history of how people of color have been seen or perceived until now.

Some of the pieces that make up these dimensional portraits can be rearranged and displayed in various ways to express the notion that identity is a social construct. At once colorful, surreal, and minimal, my constructed portraits invite the viewer to challenge their own perceptions and biases, by highlighting the complexities that make up who we are.

Real unreal surreal, 2021

Acrylic, wood, archival inkjet print, acrylic paint, led light
16 × 12 in
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Untitled (rearranged), 2021

Archival inkjet print, wood, acrylic paint, Epoxy
31 1/2 × 25 1/4 in
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Fractured, 2021

Archival inkjet print, wood, acrylic paint, Epoxy, vinyl
50 × 40 in
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Puzzled, 2020

Archival inkjet print, wood panel, acrylic paint, Epoxy

53 x 38 in

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