My most recent body of work reflects my experience as an immigrant. The work is not meant to be a political commentary, but rather a visual representation of transplantation using organic forms and natural motifs: pods, seeds, grass, mushrooms, roots, etc. The examination of ambiguous, yet familiar forms such as seed-bearing fruits and vegetables, pollen, root systems, etc. are used to create the idea of dispersion and growth symbolizing relocation and prosperity in another land.
Immigration is a monumental and life-changing experience that has shaped the way I look at the culture and landscape that surrounds me. My family and I came from Chile, and even though we still retain many Chilean customs, we have adapted to the American way of life. By utilizing this deeply personal yet universal dialogue of displacement and adaptation, the viewer can create and interesting visual experience with a variety of associations, both simple and complex.