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South Gate , California, USA
Control and Discipline
My paintings and collages are colorful narratives that explore childhood. The soft colors and curiosity I paint create a window into a world of ominous situations and peculiar settings. I collect photographs and images from magazines to create stories that reflect play, innocence, and possible danger. In addition, the strong feminine energy that influenced my childhood resurfaces in my work and becomes part of the characters and backgrounds. My collages imply memory while the paint steps in as the element of fantasy. Fantasy is the escape to what we yearned for in our childhoods, but could never physically grasp. Frustration and desire become visible in the characters of my mischievous and curious little girls, where I play the main character. I am exposing my desires and experiencing my childhood fantasy.
Control is an important element in my work; self control and lack of control between the protagonist and antagonist. The characters within the narrative exist in scenes that are uncomfortable, revealing tension and vulnerability. Each piece I create in an extension from my past, mischievous and fantasy-like, and a preview of my future.