The works I have done in 2 and 3D, public interventions, installations and experiments with performance have been theme driven. Migration, up-root ness, exile, displacement and trans-culture have been investigated from a personal perspective and informed by a Cuban-American vernacular with sub-contexts of matriarchy, gender roles, and Afro-Caribbean religious practices and in doing so, I have found the experiences to be universal. Utilizing methodologies usually associated with “craft” such as sewing, woodworking and ceramics but operating from a different ethos than those of traditional practitioners mostly concerned with function, I present collage and assemblage long thought to echo and materialize remembrance. Materials are mostly found, post-production or recycled but always re-configured and fabricated. Works can and have been re-installed as dictated to by place and circumstance allowing for re-invention, a daily practice for an immigrant.
August 25, 2017