Staying Positive started as a series of textile portraits investigating the identities of Latinx and people of color living with HIV. I used fabrics, patterns, motifs, colors and imagery to showcase each person's cultural and social background and demonstrate how they navigate their POZ identity as a means of survival throughout their various communities. This show aimed to dismantle the social stigmas of being POZ and demonstrates my community as survivors rather than victims. It was suppose to go up on May 29th as part of the Queer Cultural center at Accion Latina but was postponed indefinitely during the pandemic. Throughout this whole ordeal I started making changes to my pieces to reflect the POZ community's commitment to staying healthy. By adding magical animal limbs and other body parts;  I enhanced my subjects into chimeras. They evolved and turned in fantastical creatures that adapt to change. The alterations made to these pieces reflects the POZ community's resilience to this pandemic especially as everything we learned during the AIDS epidemic in the 80's and 90's.

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Ray Unleashed
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Ongina
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Cal Hatching
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Rudy Fleeting
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Mass Moca :  Alexander investigated the topic of displacement by creating sculptures and installations that inhabitted spaces that once had blue collar workers decades ago. Mass Moca is housed in a former fabric printing

mill. The factory closed down due to globalization and the town's economy changed. 

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ELSEWHERE Museum: As part of various on-going Installations created at Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC. Alexander investigated the topic of migration and displacement by creating sculptures and installations that immigrated, invaded or roamed all 3 floors of the museum. 

Spirits
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Embraced
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Permanent Residents
Permanent Residents
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AIOP:Play  Art in Odd Places invited Alexander to create an interactive installation. The Public was encouraged to interact with these objects; to hold, cuddle or spoon. These sculptures are a stand in for anything or anyone that might be missing in their lives. These figures were here to bring comfort for anyone that needed it.

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