In my artworks, I aim to engage a wider community through the act of making by sharing traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations, and across cultures, in my own way. Craft techniques connect us to who we are, where we come from, and with each other. Using the material of this particular time and place, along with materials that have been in use for centuries, I engage traditional handicraft techniques inherited from my ancestors to talk about diaspora, displacement, immigration and other topics.
My work tells the story of my life, which engages a geopolitical narrative, personal hardship, and a connection to my Venezuelan roots. This story can only be told through my hands, through the silent guidance of my ancestors, brought into the community in the public sphere of social media on the internet today.