Art:Activism:Community

Artists Statement

My inspirations come from issues of oppression. Issues that take our human rights away. Rights that affect my community, my family, my friends and my neighbor. 


My paintings and murals brings awareness and healing. It gives hope and an essence of peace. My work comes from a place of intuition, I feel I am able to tap into a spiritual will for change that demands action. 


I was not raised in my culture. I grew up not knowing who I was culturally. My family was displaced, kicked out of a Barrio. Forced to move my family became white washed. I may have not been raised Chicano and Native, but the culture has found me through my work and connects with me so deep that the energy I feel is if I found a long lost family member. My family is indigenous to this land. My Nana is Irene Mason Arollo, she is Chiricahua Apache, Pima, White Mountain Apache, Mayo and Yaqui. My ancestors have found me, they speak to me through my work. They give me direction and guidance. My paintings consist of bright bold colors and patterns giving an authentic feel to it. I like to be culturally and spiritually symbolic.  My goals as a muralist and painter is to keep touching on subjects that will bring awareness, educate our community and give a different perspective to viewers from all over.