Abuelito, Bronze and Mexican Pottery, 2016
Abuelito explores my attempt to reconnect with my cultural identity with the craft of my grandfather. As a youth it was difficult to let others know about my cultural background, I was afraid of being a target. My cultural rejection ceased upon after visiting my grandfather’s home in San Marcos, Jalisco, Mexico. During this visit, looking through my grandfather’s handmade ceramic sculptures, I felt a strong connection to his own art and rediscovered the beautiful culture that was always around him and gave me a cultural rediscovery.