BETWIXT / Sueño liminal

This work is a journey into the shifting parameters, structure, and physicality of the concept of home. In this era of Covid and climate change, they depict an uneasy association between humanity and nature.

In a globe where humans and nature are growing both displaced and interconnected at an alarming rate, I create anxious fantasies that are suspended somewhere between the imaginary worlds of isolated human communities and pure nature. I find this fantasy both alluring and fearful, magical and threatening, where I yearn to move back in time to an idyllic, unadulterated environment, and at the same time dread being overpowered by it.

As an American living and raising daughters in Mexico, I use the influence of surrealism and magical realism in these semi-autobiographical works. I combine photos of my daughters and myself with imagery of the nature, birds and nests that surround us. I juxtapose these elements to express the fragile and changing nature of raising teenagers in the midst of a pandemic. Psychologically, the works express a conflicted yearning for and fear of both wildness and domesticity, my conflicting desires for freedom and control.