I don't set out to produce art about one subject or another. My work tends to focus on current emotions influenced by what I'm experiencing at the moment. Life has a way of falling into place after the struggles, and that is what I try to communicate through my Artwork. Although I use a variety of mediums and processes in each piece my methodology is consistent.
Peace in the Chaos is an exhibition that echoes that struggle of trying to feel happy despite the environment that surrounds us. That fight every human has with themselves, of trying to fit into a society that has forgotten about the true meaning of coexisting. The way beautiful people should look, what kind of music we should listen to, what we should watch on TV and when, what kind of clothes make you better than the person sitting next to you. We become mental slaves to norms that are put upon us, norms that make us question our individuality.
In this exhibition I intend to expose my own self-struggles and the battles that I've overcome, simply by getting to know myself as an individual first, then a mother, a friend, a partner, and a lover. Spending time with myself I began to realize that I am capable of reaching peace from within. That peace is what allows me to feel happiness in the middle of the chaos that surrounds me.
Exhibition runs Sept 5 to Oct 12. Opening is during San Pedro’s ArtWalk from 6-9pm
Artist reception is Saturday, Sept 21, 5-9 pm at Gallery Azul 520 W. 8th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731