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Climate Art Experience at UC Berkeley

You don’t need my future visions to see the effects of climate change. The state of the world with rising temperatures, arctic ice melting and polluted air affects millions around the globe. But I hope to touch people in a different way, especially those who may not be interested in the issue or motivated to take action.

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Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts: Flight of the Ancestors

Breast cancer runs in my family. The sugar skull pattern on the breasts of my sculpture is a hint to my own family history. Doctors diagnosed my mother as well as my grandmother with breast cancer. My piece is not just about death, it’s about how you live when life is out of your control and you can’t do the things you want to do.

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Chalk Art Festival Vallejo 2018: Visions of the Wild

My art is reflective of my personal migration experiences. The Monarch butterflies is a very common symbol for migration. I was drawn to it because of its transformative nature and the fact that they migrate over borders. I think everyone should have the right to freely move.

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Heroes & Hearts 2018 at AT&T Park

Everyone who knows me knows that I hate sports in general. Today tough, it happened that I found myself for the first time in my life on the field of AT&T Park. However, I wasn’t cheering for the Giants – I was cheering for the arts.

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“The Color Red” Show at Jingletown Art Studios

“The Color Red” show at Jingletown Art Studios in Oakland is my first exhibit this year. Red represents power and courage. I often use red in my artwork to show the remarkable resilience and fortitude of my heroes. My pieces emphasize the diversity of experiences, that they make on their journey.

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HOUSING Exhibit at the offices of Senator Scott Wiener

I’m honored to show my art at the offices of California’s State Senator Scott Wiener, who is the author of SB 35, which will help California create more housing at all income levels. HOUSING  is an exhibit by 18 Bay Area artists, that is looking at the meaning of this place we call home. 

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Redwood City Chalk Festival 2017 - Chalk is Cheap

Sometimes it is easier to say you will paint something than to actually do it. I have painted a lot of Monarch Butterflies all over the Bay Area, but putting my butterfly magic on the Court Square for the Chalk Festival in Redwood City was a complete different story.

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A Different Kind of Bay Area Unicorn

We know lots of great things like Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft started in garages. But here’s something you don’t see very often in a garage: A life-size cow. And not just any cow; we’re talking about a bright colored unicorn-zebra-cow.

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ArtSpan Exhibition - Kickass Women at the FDR

I have paired up with artist Steve Sweetser to bring some of my kickass women to the Portola Neighborhood. While Steve focuses with his Frida Kahlo portraits on a historic figure, I present women in an apocalyptic world at the art-in-neighborhoods exhibition from ArtSpan.

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When Personal becomes Political

The “Art in a Different Light” Art Show at 111 Minna Gallery is almost a tradition. I am participation for the third time in this black light show. While the last two years I was investigating my identity and personal experiences, this year I became more political with my work that emphasizes the resistance after the election. 

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Milpitas - Monarch Butterfly Mural

It's Monarch Butterfly season in the Bay Area. But where did they go? Earlier this year, I reported about my little Monarch invasion in Redwood City, and how their life cycles and marvelous migration from the United States and Canada down to Mexico inspired a whole series of Monarch Butterfly murals. 

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