Growing up as a self-proclaimed "sissy-boy" who hated gym class, crafting was my mode of literally creating a safe space where my love of American pop culture, and my Mexican upbringing could coexist freely and openly.
In particular, through the act of stitching, my practice conceptually embodies an intersectional connectivity of my identities, rooted in immigrant realities, the navigation of gender expectations, my HIV + status and the sensibilities of the queer experience.
In physical practice, my studio work is dedicated to the marrying of quilting techniques with digitally printed imagery, while considering both color and pattern and their relationships with one another– exposing the imperfection of the intersectional experience via raw edges and layering.
Both the conceptual and aesthetic considerations stitch together alternations of cultural code-switching and act as a challenge to gender roles.
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