Through a practice of collecting, altering and sculpting mixed media artworks I integrate a variety of techniques including fabrication, automotive pin-striping and finish carpentry. Each sculpture requires several months to complete. A labor-intensive process, which I enjoy and view as a personal meditative ritual.
Form, spirit and culture are examined as the works combine my relationship with desert fauna and lowrider culture. My sculptures integrate objects that are altered or detached from their intended function, referencing symbols of my personal history and cultural background. The sculptures are a hybrid of appropriated lowrider elements with creatures from my native desert environment, sometimes referencing farming and shamanism, which are a part of my family heritage.