Growing up as a sissy-boy who hated gym, craft was a way to create my own safe space where my love of American pop culture and Mexican upbringing could coexist. Through stitching my work explores intersectional identities rooted in immigrant experiences, gender expectations, HIV+ survival, and queer sensibilities. I patchwork together domestic fabrics, digitized prints, cultural textiles and pop-cultural artifacts to create Frankensteinian-like work that embraces layers and patterns. In the process I challenge gender roles and acculturation anxieties through visual code switching.
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