My work engages with how we assess language and information. I often refer to history to question culture and society today; and so, I’m interested in how we seek patterns, symbols, and relationships to predict behavior, choose and to remember.
I created a symbolic language that serves as a metaphor to reflect the complexity of understanding language itself. It also provides me a way to create imagery from memory. This frees my imagination and allows me to run into constant unpredictability and challenges. Overall, I wish to create imagery that is artificial and unexpected yet feels familiar and convincing.
Process when working with representation and figuration: I choose not to use direct reference, this includes photos and internet images. Rather, since 2000, I created and integrated with my work a symbolic language that is its’ foundation. The language itself allows one to visually ‘speak in color’ and where ‘color has sound’. It is based on algebraic chess notation (a-h and 1-8), the musical notes of a-g, and a combination of the Spanish and English languages (see Phonetic Trilogy: Part 1). In addition, I’ve kept a series of 100+ notebooks that I use as my reference for ongoing work. These elements are key, to perhaps, come up with worlds I have yet to see.