Integrated Materials Artist
A cultural symbol and the intensity of the heat in South Texas are an essential part of my DNA. I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas and although I live in San Antonio now, my culture is always an integral part of my work.
As a painter for over 30 years, I was inspired by my hometown surroundings and influenced by other painters including the Abstract Expressionists and the 'muralistas' of Mexico. I borrowed the bold black lines that I use in my fiber work today from them.
The transition to fiber materials was a natural progression. I continue to use the same elements in my fiber pieces presently. The shapes, lines and "Mexican" colors (as my mother calls them) are home for me.