My work is informed by my experience of being an immigrant and a descendant of Indigenous Peoples from South America. Through unconventional portraiture, collage, the use of text and sculpture, my multimedia practice investigates the intersections of race, representation and belonging, considering the impact of migration and colonization on the formation of identity. I primarily use digital photography as a foundation to transform the traditional prints into three-dimensional visual objects by cutting and incorporating tactile elements such as wood, paint, and resin. The labor-intensive 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.

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