Oil Spill, Chapter 2, Excerpt From a Novel
Mixed Media on Tyvek, and fresh water pearls
135 x 315 inches
Oil Spill is a large-scale drawing that reminds the viewer of a large minimalist artwork. Across it, a parabola made with pearls crosses the black landscape and meets a pair of toucans observing from the right side. The title: Oil Spill is integral to the piece as it helps the viewer physically enter the work.
Chapter 2, Excerpt from a Novel
India Ink on Tyvek, Paper Sculpture
Borrachero and Flood both utilize patterns from European lace. I heroicize a traditionally feminine craft with scale and create via drawings, parallel between gender colonization and the domination and control of nature. In these drawings nature wins by flooding and erasing a human landscape.
Chapter 2: Deluge
Chapter 2 expands the focus of Mestiza Dos Veces to approach Colonialism with an intersectional lens. The works are large scale, and feature imagery that is deeply feminine in contrast to the archetypal, abstract, masculine history paintings. The work threads itself into the dominant, masculine art structures in order to bring light to the often-overlooked feminine cannon of images. Depictions of lace blend with natural elements, linking the works of women with landscape. The imposition of the masculine onto the feminine is explored through these depictions of and the violence imposed on it, treating patriarchy as a Colonial force.