Born and raised in San Antonio, my work is usually figurative representation of objects and sites familiar to me. I draw or paint my subject matter in a traditional realistic manner. I choose sites and items related to the project to provide the viewer with a frame of reference for further discussion or reflection. In most cases, the subject matter I use is familiar objects and places from my memories creating a visual record of my favorite places and objects from my culture and time. My work is usually drawings on paper or colorful acrylic painted mural in public spaces. The works are intended to give viewers a jumping off point for conversation or for sharing memories.