Through traditional art practice such as oil painting and drawing, I navigate the acculturation of indigenous Central Americans and Spanish colonizers toward a contemporary Mexican culture.

I am the offspring of mestizaje, two parents of Purépecha and Spanish descent. I can limitedly trace my ancestry to a rural town in Michoacán, Mexico by the name of Huandacareo. I focus on the individuals of this town, delving into these histories to understand and honor my ancestry and culture. Through portraiture and landscape, I document the stories of these people who are the life of the town. During the times I’ve visited I have photographed people and spaces, particularly the elderly. My work reflects these encounters and conversations, which otherwise would not be shared outside of the town.