The piece is built on a 4' x 4' square of artificial grass in a corner with white walls and a black floor. A branch covered in painted leaves is holding up a wasp nest covered in swirling colorful paper. Alongside the swirls, there are recognizable images
Home 2020 Gouache, marker, paper, fabric, armature wire, artificial plants, artificial grass, paper mâché, beads, embroidery thread 4' x 4' x 6'
The piece is built on a 4' x 4' square of artificial grass in a corner with white walls and a black floor. A branch covered in painted leaves is holding up a wasp nest covered in swirling colorful paper. Alongside the swirls, there are recognizable images
Home.4 2020 Gouache, marker, paper, fabric, armature wire, artificial plants, artificial grass, paper mâché, beads, embroidery thread 4' x 4' x 6'
The piece is built on a 4' x 4' square of artificial grass in a corner with white walls and a black floor. A branch covered in painted leaves is holding up a wasp nest covered in swirling colorful paper. Alongside the swirls, there are recognizable images
Home.5 2020 Gouache, marker, paper, fabric, armature wire, artificial plants, artificial grass, paper mâché, beads, embroidery thread 4' x 4' x 6'
The piece is built on a 4' x 4' square of artificial grass in a corner with white walls and a black floor. A branch covered in painted leaves is holding up a wasp nest covered in swirling colorful paper. Alongside the swirls, there are recognizable images
Home.2 2020 Gouache, marker, paper, fabric, armature wire, artificial plants, artificial grass, paper mâché, beads, embroidery thread 4' x 4' x 6'
The piece is built on a 4' x 4' square of artificial grass in a corner with white walls and a black floor. A branch covered in painted leaves is holding up a wasp nest covered in swirling colorful paper. Alongside the swirls, there are recognizable images
Home.3 2020 Gouache, marker, paper, fabric, armature wire, artificial plants, artificial grass, paper mâché, beads, embroidery thread 4' x 4' x 6'
Statement

I transform and beautify my formative memories of growing up in Texas using beading, delicate paper sculpture, and vibrant colors to pay homage to the natural elements of my home. Specifically, I examine how themes of local ecology and landscape populate and infiltrate my childhood experiences. Utilizing the soft and tactile properties of textiles alongside colorful paintings and artificial plants, I recreate an environmental landscape based on a collective of imprecise memories. The layering of markers and gouache allows for loose, fluid lines that accentuate the lack of structure or clarity when it comes to memory recall.