First Flakes Drifting
2011
dibond, enamel, phone, pedestal
80" x 85" x 20"

Prologue operates as an introduction to Mestiza Dos Veces and the themes that it explores. In this work, the main focus is on culture, and the ways that it moves, transfers, and merges through mimetic action. The landscape imagery is created out of forms researched from Colonial American lace patterns, and is built up with slow, deliberate marks. This laborious process operates much in the same way that culture is taught and disseminated: through repetition. The parrot, sourced from Colonial, taxonomic studies, functions in a similar way. These birds are masters of mimicry, repeating the sounds and phrases they encounter. A phone, unplugged from the wall, creates a dialogue that speaks to the disconnect that can occur during migration and the merging of cultural identities.

First Flakes Drifting
detail


First Flakes Drifting - detail
2011
dibond, enamel, phone, pedestal
80" x 85" x 20"