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Patience and Time

I make detailed, intricate illustrations exploring pattern and textures. The images are meticulously drawn in an exercise that is laborious, meditative and joyful.

 

Iā€™m a Mexican who lives in Toronto. The Mexican in me is always drawing colorful and saturated images that echo the overflowing, blooming and hyper-stimulating nature of the neighborhoods where I grew up. The part of me that lives in Toronto, away from Mexico, is always drawing through a nostalgic lens; telling the stories of uprooted people, the people who keep connections with other people through a forced distance, and who need to clumsily learn the language and gestures of a foreign place.