Glass Mosaics

A delightful project , working with more durable materials. A semester that I took two decades during  my  Escuela de Artesanias INBA in Mexico city. 
In partnership with Beacon Business Alliance,  The plant lady and  Office of Economic Development . These mosaic planters  intent to lift and  beautified women owned  business along the avenue . Summer 2023.  Participating business: Beacon Hill Smootie,
Cafetal Quilombo Cafe  & Renew Physical Therapy

Tlaloc & Tlalocas 

 A visual narrative of a Mexican folk tale, standing by Sun and Moon pyramids 
“Tlaloc” the Aztec rain god, he who has the power to grab thunder and spit storms, married “Chalchiuhtlicue”, goddess of lakes, seas, waterfalls, and protector of navigators. They had multiple children named ‘tlalocas’ that appeared on the sky as  silver clouds tand disperse rain through the fields. Together they had protected, preserved, and connected with us bodies of water, a vital source of life. 
FLOW is project of  Ship Canal Quality tunnel,  a  2.7 mile storage  to reduce sewer overflow. This small  underground tunnel  from Fremont to Queen Anne. 
1% Arts. Seattle Office and Culture. Summer 2023

Art Glow 2023

A magical evening in the forest! Lantern art, performers, face painting, lantern making, food vendors, and more. 

Arts Glow ! a once a year event  full of neon art.
Click the image to watch a time lapse video.

Arts Glow ! a once a year event  full of neon art.
Click the image to watch a time lapse video.

Posters & Illustrations

Booklet Front Cover Workers Rights UFCW21
January 2020

Dia de Muertos Poster
Burien, 2021

Dia de Muertos Poster
Burien, 2018

#SeattleTogether Covid-19 Poster Campaign

In response to the Artist Community in Seattle during the 1st week of #quarantine, the Seattle Office and Culture, commissioned 10 BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) to create illustrations that reflect #Seattle Together

I was allocated to create images within my neighborhood area, they give me South Park & Georgetown. This illustration reflects one of kind summer event 'Dead baby bike'.

The yard campaign #seattletogether, quickly gain attention, so the City partner with DOT and Public Transit to use some of the artists image, only 6 out 90 images where use to go outside of the Metro buses, mine was among one of them. Dreams come true!!

Calendario Familiar 2020

  Qué fue lo que se interpuso en el camino?  What was interposed in your journey?
An answer to that: language barriers, lack of resources, fear, lack of self esteem. In my early 20's I was in a toxic relationship and it took me years to overcome and exit that pattern, as it shown in the illustration.

Calendario Familiar 2020

The project task,  to create a family calendar  to engage healthy relationships in WA. based on inspirational quotes or affirmations in Spanish created by professional Latina Artists in Seattle. Not only I get to collaborate with local artists but also through our art we spread the message of Self love and care. This calendar was sponsor by WA. State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Somali Books

Seattle has the second largest Somali population in the country and many of the children attending  Seattle Public Schools dont have Somali language early education books.

 From2016-2019, I facilitated illustration workshops for Somali families to create their own books.
This project was entire led by them in terms of context and needs for their community

A partnership with Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Housing Authority and Somali Task Force. The Somali Day is celebrate every year in Seattle.

From 2017-2019 Students of Cedar Elementary School,  Edmonds Arts Commission and Lynwood Parks and Recreation combined efforts to display permanent Public Art made by youth.  where 5th and 6th graders  created pieces of artwork during an Art Residency. The final pieces are display in vinyl wraps around utility boxes

During a 6 week Arts in Residency, students from 5th and 6th grade explored different mediums to create a number of illustrations.
The result, a collage of students artwork depicting Spring Nature: bugs, flowers, trees, etc. 

In 2019, we draw traditional Mexican  bottle soda pop, and that became the collage for a third utility box. The illustration later on became a personal inspiration to create my own 'Jarrito' paintings.

Lynwood Mayor and Arts Commissioners at the reception of the permanent utility box located on 196th  & Scriber Lk Rd 

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