Argument with Myself (Variation 1), Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 11" x 14", 2018

Argument with Myself (Variation 1), Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 11" x 14", 2018

 Argument with Myself (Variation 2), Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 11" x 14", 2018

Argument with Myself (Variation 2), Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 11" x 14", 2018

 Argument with Myself, Diptych (Variation 3 and 2), Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 11" x 14" each panel, 2018

Argument with Myself, Diptych (Variation 3 and 2), Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 11" x 14" each panel, 2018

  Balancing Act, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 22" x 18", 2018   This piece is an ode to the "manlalako" (Tagalog for hucksters), those enterprising women who will brave the "palengke" (wet market) walking street after street, crooning out their fruits and vegetables, their trinkets, their sticky rice treats for sale, "Manga, Lanzones... bili na kayo!" The "manlalako" is a true boss lady who balances a heavy basket on her head like an oversized crown. She balances her lovers, her children, the roof, making frayed ends meet, and doing what must be done simply because it must be done.

Balancing Act, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 22" x 18", 2018

This piece is an ode to the "manlalako" (Tagalog for hucksters), those enterprising women who will brave the "palengke" (wet market) walking street after street, crooning out their fruits and vegetables, their trinkets, their sticky rice treats for sale, "Manga, Lanzones... bili na kayo!" The "manlalako" is a true boss lady who balances a heavy basket on her head like an oversized crown. She balances her lovers, her children, the roof, making frayed ends meet, and doing what must be done simply because it must be done.

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 Mojo Filter Blues Album Cover, 2018

Mojo Filter Blues Album Cover, 2018

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 Beija Flor, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 11" x 14", 2018

Beija Flor, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 11" x 14", 2018

 Memory of a Safe Place, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, 11" x 14", 2018

Memory of a Safe Place, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, 11" x 14", 2018

 Memory of a Safe Place (Variation 1), Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 14" x 14", 2018

Memory of a Safe Place (Variation 1), Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 14" x 14", 2018

 Pouf! Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 2018

Pouf! Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 2018

 Neighborhood Gaia, Variation 2, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawing, 11" x 14", 2018

Neighborhood Gaia, Variation 2, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawing, 11" x 14", 2018

 Neighborhood Gaia,  Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 14" x 14", 2017

Neighborhood Gaia,  Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 14" x 14", 2017

  Cloud Effect 1,  Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 24" x 36", 2017   While researching monarch butterflies for another artwork, I came across a phenomenon called “Cloud Effect.” Migrating monarch butterflies, while roosting in eucalyptus trees, would suddenly swarm and form clouds of their own whenever real clouds block out the sun. No one quite knows why they do this, but some speculate it’s too keep their bodies warm. After 3,000 miles, and three generations later, the lucky ones reach the Transvolcanic Mountains of Mexico. There they overwinter in the oyamel fir forests, living up to 9 months rather than a few weeks, till the cycle starts again. Their arrival coincides with “El Dia de los Muertos.” It is said that they represent the souls of the departed, returning to visit for this sacred occasion. In my work, I imagine the monarchs swarming and for a brief instant, create a skull, then disperse again into a shapeless form.

Cloud Effect 1,  Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 24" x 36", 2017

While researching monarch butterflies for another artwork, I came across a phenomenon called “Cloud Effect.” Migrating monarch butterflies, while roosting in eucalyptus trees, would suddenly swarm and form clouds of their own whenever real clouds block out the sun. No one quite knows why they do this, but some speculate it’s too keep their bodies warm. After 3,000 miles, and three generations later, the lucky ones reach the Transvolcanic Mountains of Mexico. There they overwinter in the oyamel fir forests, living up to 9 months rather than a few weeks, till the cycle starts again. Their arrival coincides with “El Dia de los Muertos.” It is said that they represent the souls of the departed, returning to visit for this sacred occasion. In my work, I imagine the monarchs swarming and for a brief instant, create a skull, then
disperse again into a shapeless form.

 Squirrel + Clover Patch, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, 9" x 9", 2018

Squirrel + Clover Patch, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, 9" x 9", 2018

 Raccoon + Clover Patch, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, 9" x 9", 2018

Raccoon + Clover Patch, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, 9" x 9", 2018

 Burrowing Owls + Clover Patch, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, 9" x 9", 2018

Burrowing Owls + Clover Patch, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, 9" x 9", 2018

 Deer + Clover Patch, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, 9" x 9", 2018

Deer + Clover Patch, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, 9" x 9", 2018

 Anna’s Nest, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 12" x 12", 2018

Anna’s Nest, Inkjet Prints of Original Pen and Ink Drawings, Diorama, 12" x 12", 2018