ARTIST STATEMENT

Landscape serves as a visual element for the definition of a place and its culture in a particular context. It has the evidence of human activity, but at the same time it may exemplifies needs and economic or social decadence. My art practice is informed by the experience and memory of the social-environmental and political-economic aspects reflected in the current landscape of the Island of Puerto Rico. I explore nature through field studies, expeditions and research. Using drawing and its expanded field as a starting point, I addresses ways of referring to social values, natural resources, organic forms and atmospheric phenomena pertinent to my birth place. The work is created with collected materials such as high-consumption industrial supplies, paper, wood, sound, photographs, and mixed media, among others. This practice frame my daily experiences in response to the economic and political circumstances that Puerto Rico is going through, which are a reflection to the social construction of the contemporary landscape.