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My interest in the history of cotton and the various possibilities of working with it is personal and universal. Personally, cotton represents my heritage and my family roots. Culturally, cotton is a common link of our collective American story. Conversely, it also represents a symbol of oppression due to its history of violence and exploitation in the US stemming from its economic significance worldwide.

The work in this exhibition expresses the connection between the body and the cotton fields, with each piece representing the physical toll of labor on the body and spirit to reveal its stress, strain, strength, and resilience.

Gathering Bones
handwoven tapestries; natural white and natural brown cotton yarn, dyed black cotton, japanese blue silk, and red gimp metallic yarn on walnut hangars.
2018
Gathering Bones
natural white and natural brown cotton yarn, red gimp metallic yarn
2018
Gathering Bones
Detail of 'Dancer in an unconscious rhythm I'
handwoven tapestries; natural white and natural brown cotton yarn, dyed black cotton, japanese blue silk
2018
Gathering Bones
Detail of 'Dancer in an unconscious rhythm IV'
handwoven tapestries; natural white and natural brown cotton yarn, dyed black cotton, japanese blue silk
2018
El Cortito I & II
hand-blown and dye cut borosilicate glass
2018
Tender
natural cotton yarn
2018
Filas II
Hardwired LED lights, electroplated copper cotton spurs, mirrored plexiglas inside wooden housing
2018