Some time ago, I wrote several vignettes about my family's migration north from Mexico City to Kankakee, Illinois—of all places. I have begun a series of paintings inspired by these stories. I created collages for each vignette and then larger scale paintings. In the case of Fig Tree Girl, I created a small oil painting as well, which is shown below.
I am honored to have been invited to participate in the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) Annual Conference, March 22-23, 2018, at the University of Southampton's Winchester campus. where a number of Latin American female artists will be discussing their work and their creative process. Because I am unable to attend, I will be sending this video in my place.