How did you get into debt?
Describe your art practice
My preferred art materials at the moment are scrap fabrics, remnants of unfinished projects, personal belongings, found objects, and traditional textiles. I sew, paint, embroider, layer and patch these mediums together using traditional needlework and DIY crafting techniques. Recently I have been deconstructing Latino masculine troupes and iconography. I dissect these images into smaller pieces then sew them back together creating larger playful artworks. In these pieces I embrace ripped holes, unraveling threads, raw edges and slashes revealing layers of multiple identities; my Mexican heritage, Queer affinity, Rocky Mountain upbringing, gender role expectations, punk and crafty tendencies. Like patchwork, all these different identities come together creating something that is unique, fabulous and complicated.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
My work would totally be different if I didn't have debt. I don't even have enough money to have my own studio and space to make larger pieces of work.