ARTIST STATEMENT

My art practice focuses on the experience and memory of the landscape of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. I explore nature and its historical, social and ecological aspects through field studies, expeditions and scientific research. Taking the drawing and its expanded field as a starting point, I explore new ways of developing installations that allude to natural resources, organic forms, and atmospheric phenomena. The works are created with charcoal, ink, found material –industrial and synthetic–, photographs of devastated, abandoned places and clandestine dumps, along with sound pieces. Such works frame my daily experiences in response to the circumstances that Puerto Rico is going through, which are a reflection of the social construction of the contemporary landscape.