ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a Guisado: A savory stew with ingredients that are both Nicaragüense and Estadounidense: Nicaraguan and American. 

 

As an artist, I examine both my struggle with identity and how I came to be the person I am today. As I am both Nicaragüense and Estadounidense it is important that my paintings reflect those two worlds and creates a new space where people like me can belong. 

 

Blending Americana with Latinx, my work gives dignity to the working class while expressing my own longing for acceptance from both worlds from which I feel excluded. 

 

Through the act of collaging found materials connecting to my life in the United States with the painted imagery of Nicaragua, my work takes society’s scraps and the personal stories and histories of my family to create a new environment: one that celebrates my identity and how I came to be the person I am today.