I aim to create warm, vibrant, whimsical images that celebrate family and community. My prints and paintings depict elements characteristic of my Oaxacan heritage, like masks and human figures in an exploration of themes of identity. As an artist I have a responsibility to others. My work must have a purpose. It has to give life and hope. The lines and colors must grace my pieces, and bring joy to the viewer. I use images of musicians, unicycles, birds, families, children’s toys, flowers and other elements of everyday life to create a sense of community and playfulness.