El Pueblo De Enmedio: Illusions Del Desert

 

Words for The People

At the root of my exploration I reflect on my identity. I was raised in between the Mexican and American cultures and traditions, thus the title: El Pueblo De Enmedio, “The Town in Between”. There are times I find myself outcast to each race, I live a cross-pollinated lifestyle. Several studio sessions of pondering the conversation about my identity has led me to illustrate a series of mythological scenarios and works that deal with ethnicity, culture, and self-reflection. This exploration has led me to poke at a few of the more controversial ideas about the Mexican culture; from both personal experience and an outsiders perspective.

 

 

 

Illuminame_White

Illuminame, 2014

4ft. x 5ft. – Craft paint, cut paper, spray paint, and tape on cardboard

 

 

Deliver Me, 2014

Deliver Me, 2014

3ft. x 9ft. – Craft paint on cardboard

 

 

Paco_White

Paco’s New Traje, 2014

3ft. x 4.5ft. – Craft paint on cardboard

 

 

Oracle_White_Bck

Oracle, 2014

2.5ft. x 5.5ft. – Craft paint, spray paint, water color, and cut paper on cardboard

 

 

Ponder_White_Bck

Ponder Upon Predecessors, 2014

3ft. x 4.5ft. – Craft paint and water color on cardboard

 

 

Bendito_Bandido

Bendito Bandido, 2014

2.5ft. x 4ft. – Craft paint, spray paint, and manila folder on cardboard

 

 

Carpool_White_Bck

Carpool, 2014

4ft. x 7ft. – Craft paint and spray paint on cardboard