I am a San Francisco based artist workin in site-specific murals, installations and public art.
Born and raised during the democratic transition in Spain, I witnessed the subversive counterculture that flourished in a country that moved from a systemic oppression and censorship to a path of self-liberation, awakening and healing.
Growing up in an environment where national catholicism was blended with ancient pagan rituals, superstition and plant magic, inspired me to create art projects that investigate the significance of nature to human life, highlighting art’s capacity to heal the broken aspects of our society.
My site-specific installations and paintings draw audiences into unexpected and potentially liminal experiences elevating banal materials into sublime meditative landscapes that encourage contemplation, introspection and healing.
As an artist, my vision is to create thoughtful art projects that transform perspectives. I cull ideas from ancient myths, meditation, botanical remedies and magical thinking. I am powerfully moved by art’s capacity to alter the relationship we have with the environment and with ourselves.
I continually draw inspiration from the different places I have experienced—from the intricate chaos of Mexico City to sultry Spain and San Francisco's rapidly transforming psyche.
I have special interest in spaces in transit, where there is a flow of people. My work is often site-specific, temporary projects in dialogue with the urban landscape, having a real and direct interaction with the public.
The organic lines and repetitive patterns of my mural drawings play with existing architecture, creating swooping pathways from the public sphere into contemplative realms. With my labyrinth installations, I lead the public physically outside of their normal experience, replacing direct conclusions with opportunities to play and embrace uncertainty.
I work with the material that people throw away such as such as shoes, clothes, shirts and carpet to change the narrative of these objects and give them new life. They represent the rituals of everyday life and the rich stories of a city’s inhabitants. I also bring in nature and the healing power of plants to mend the broken aspects of society.
I present my work as a playful game and examination of the world that can lead us to a better understanding of various perspectives and the interconnectedness of human beings.