ARTIST STATEMENT

My art practice is informed by the experience and memory of the landscape of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. I explore nature and its social and political-economical aspects through field studies, expeditions and research. Using drawing and its expanded field as a starting point, I explore ways of referring to social values, natural resources, organic forms and atmospheric phenomena pertinent to my birth place. The work is created with found materials such as high-consumption industrial supplies, plastic, paper, wire, wood, photographs, mixed media and sound, among others. This practice frame my daily experiences in response to the economic and political circumstances that Puerto Rico is going through, which are a reflection of the social construction of the contemporary landscape.