San Antonio, Texas
My work depicts narratives that focus on the preservation of communities and how collectivity presides over individuality. Literal and figurative walls, symbolizing security and unity, appear in the form of buildings/cities as well as tightly knit gangs of characters. These figures congregate, wearing cocoon-like, protective shells of layered garments that obscure identity while signifying membership. The support they lend one another takes shape in an often physical way, with characters resting on each other’s shoulders in pyramid formations. The gangs hang out and drink beer while gathering supplies, slaying serpents, and establishing camps—embarking on adventures of survival, creation, and destruction.