My current work is abstract monotypes, which allows me to work loosely and create spontaneous splashes of color. I transfer my ideas quickly on plexiglass with paint, then on to paper, and produce a painting with all the images I want. My intention is to express how the human heart speaks. Working as a curator at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, I often dealt with artists' emotions and their strong motivations to create, no matter how difficult their lives. The heart always speaks the truth, and through this, beautiful artwork is produced.
I received my earliest artistic influence from my grandmother. She knew how to reserve time for her creativity. In the evening after her work was done, she sat at her favorite table where she made things by hand: sewing, embroidering, and journal writing, and she filled the room with romantic Mexican music from the radio. Sitting beside her, I created paper dolls out of the Sears catalog, and invented my own magic world. From her, I learned to make space and time to do my art.
Monotype shown here: "Lace."