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Experimentation within new mediums is one of the elements I try to incorporate in my creative process as it only further develops my art practice. Spray paint is a medium where I experience spontaneity. The flow of marker to paper easily translates from a spray can to a wall, or any surface I choose to spray paint on.Spray paint is one of my favorite mediums to work with, and naturally makes me think of Graffiti. As a teenager, the art of graffiti was one of my biggest inspirations. I remember researching lettering and finding whatever photos I could on writers...

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'Resurgiendo de las Cenizas'As I delve further into the medium of collaging, I am opening new realms of exploration into other facets that encompass my identity.In the process of exploring these aspects within my art practice, I am simultaneously deepening my knowledge of self. Themes within this piece touch on death, spirituality, religion, decolonization, and the ongoing journey of reconnecting with my ancestors.

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Ancestors are always with us. Death is not an end but rather a gateway to the realm that is the afterlife. After experiencing the Dia de los Muertos celebration in Oakland, I felt inspired to create a drawing that captured my sentiments on the celebration and tradition.  The skull is reminiscent of a skull mask I saw an Azteca dancer wear while they danced in ceremony in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. I remember feeling gravitated to this dancer's beautiful traditional attire, but I could not stop gazing at their mask.  The mask stood out to me perhaps because it was a...

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I explored collaging in 2021 with a piece titled ‘Salida’ where I collaged portions of journal entries and drawings onto a canvas. I recently had the opportunity to delve into this technique again and this time I was challenged to use pages from various magazines. This is a new medium that I’m interested in exploring more within my practice.In my process I applied one of the essential facets of my art practice, which I call ‘El Arte De Presencia’.El Arte De Presencia is where I practice the release of all preconceptions pertaining to perfectionism, this gives me the leeway to...

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#NUWAVEMAYAN sketch of the day Today I launched #nuwavemayan sketch of the day on instagram. It's a way to share insight into my creative mind with the masses. The foundation of my art practice starts with a sharpie marker to paper, drawing is my favorite way to immerse myself within my creative flow. To challenge myself within my practice I decided to establish a ritual of sharing my creativity by posting a sketch of the day once a week for a period of time.Sharing the foundation of my creative process is a great reminder to self on the importance of...

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