As a child, I used to walk with my parents through the streets of Tlaquepaque always feeling intrigued by the art I saw in window displays and outside the many galleries and craft-shops in the city. My favorite was the the Sergio Bustamante Gallery with his strange and satirical sculptures that I always found to be out of this world. My culture and the type of artwork that I grew up with as a child has had a great influence on my own artistic aesthetics and style.
As a child I moved into Texas where I have lived for most of my life. I attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BFA in studio art. My artwork is a reflection of who I am: what I see, what I think, and what I feel. It often involved my opinion of the world that surrounds me, but it is also a reflection of my own life experiences; it is a mixture of the two cultures I have grown with.
The aesthetics and style of my artwork are very organic and a reflection of my artistic influences. I admire the Mexican muralists, super realism like that of Chuck Close, surrealism, and Frida Kahlo's unique style. I think that my artwork conveys a little bit from each of these art forms: from the political to the emotional, and from the natural to the surreal.