I am a Mexican-American artist living in Urbana, Illinois. My works are sculptural manifestations that embody themes of memory, national identity, assimilation, and cultural hybridity. By introducing the historical and economic context of my family history, I seek to reflect on personal narratives of living in between cultures. My sculptures are an assemblage of found and curated objects that foreground ambiguity as means of avoiding simple or reductive conclusions. Using methods of deconstruction and appropriation, I blend utility and ornamentation to create gestures of tension and harmony. By embracing a multiplicity of meanings and associations, the work exists in flux; somewhere between DIY artifact, customized commodity, and ancestral keepsake.