Monthly Archives: November 2015

Candy On My Tongue, 2015Watercolor on paper30″ x 22″

Candy on My Tongue/Lengua Mi Piruli

The terms “lengua” or “tongue” refer to both my taste organ and spoken languages. Both of my cultures/tongues/homelands are conceived here as a candied skull, consumed by licks. It all becomes memory and ephemeral.

I wonder if language and even national identities are vanity.

Tasty Totem, 2015Watercolor on Paper30″ x 22″

New In The Studio: Tasty Totem/Sabroso Totem

Tasty Totem(Dear Homeland)/Sabroso Totem(Patria Querida)

I see my identity occupying a reflective space between two cultures. In Chinese alchemy, mercury is akin to the thought process because it takes the shape of what contains it yet reflects the world like a mirror. I taste myself on a mercury glass skull, savoring these reflections of identity.