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See the full film at: https://vimeo.com/239906495 "Eden Reclaimed", a movie I created this summer with my sister. It is a film that questions how Southwestern border inhabitants find a home in a space that is in constant flux. In a setting that has been historically redefined, can solace be found? The film visualizes an epic poem that celebrates a homecoming for Mexican and Mexican American desert wanders.

Fabricated Prehistory
Fabricated Prehistory

15'x10' acrylic painting on paper of a digitally conceived border region. Created out of a self-made virtual collage of various satellite images of the El Paso-Juárez borderplex.

Grief Alter (Kinetic Emblem) i
Grief Alter (Kinetic Emblem) i

A performative sculpture that serves to facilitate the stages of a five-part grief process. This performative vehicle is made of pine (see following pictures for further detail).

Grief Alter (Kinetic Emblem) ii
Grief Alter (Kinetic Emblem) ii

The first pose the performer can exhibit when occupying the sculpture.

Grief Alter (Kinetic Emblem) iii
Grief Alter (Kinetic Emblem) iii

The second pose the performer can exhibit when occupying the sculpture.

Grief History iv
Grief History iv

A 15'x10' paper mural backdrop for a performance piece that depicted the five stages of the grief process.

Vantage Point
Vantage Point

15'x10' acrylic on paper mural.

Genesis Germination
Genesis Germination

A picture from my recent performance, "Genesis Germinating".

Genesis Germination (ii)
Genesis Germination (ii)

340 hand-manufactured crosses that I created as a memorial for the killed victims of the Juárez femicide.

Border 09-05
Border 09-05

A synthetic setting that questions border space. Acrylic, monoprint, transfer, and charcoal. 10'x7'

Thirst of the Dirt Dweller
Thirst of the Dirt Dweller

Paint, wall paste, acrylic, plant debris. 5'x4'

Tierra Refound
Tierra Refound

Clay, cornhusks, acrylic, wall paste, charcoal. 5'x6'

Cielo, Río, y Tierra
Cielo, Río, y Tierra

A triptych of three typographic paintings. Each painting expresses iterations of environmental border space.

Buried and Forgotten
Buried and Forgotten

A burial ground made in my performance piece "Tierra Resurgence". 5'x4'

Guarded Hart
Guarded Hart

Linoleum print

Reconstructed Divination
Reconstructed Divination

Wall paste, charcoal, paint, tape. 4'x6'

The Southwestern borderland reaffirms the paradox of a word: bound. A bound speaks of both a kinetic and unfettered movement, as well as a prohibiting bulwark. Looking at this transitory (yet seemingly still) life, all preconceived walls invite an underlying subversion. The decay of an edifice conceives a new space, and the definitions of contours speak an ephemeral tongue.