The experiences I had growing up in a bicultural family fuel the imagery, and emotional quality of my work. My father is an immigrant from Mexico, and my mother a white American. Overtime, I started to recognize cultural dichotomies and accommodate conflicting viewpoints based on context. With a constantly shifting sense of identity, I explore imagery through my work that is informed by photos, emotions and memory. Painting in layers, I use masking techniques to jumble formal qualities such as abstraction, realistic representation, and language. The combination of divergent elements suggests a pluralistic reality, and the imagery demonstrates the difference of my bicultural perspective.