Square game board depicts labyrinth made out of warning labels from prescription pill bottles. Within the labyrinth are pencil drawings depicting rats doing various things such as spinning on a wheel and being caught in a trap. There are also images of a child drinking out of a water bottle. In the center of the piece is an open mouth with a pill on the tongue. Surrounding the perimeter are colorful images of pills and brain dendrites dancing together
gouache, pencil, and other mixed media
(h) 20.25 x (w) 20.25 in.


Juego Clandestino
Game board interface with three different dice in the middle
gouache, ink, and other mixed media
(h) 11 x (w) 11 x (d) 2 in.


"Can you imagine how far they have come?" —Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario

Spinning Story Wheel
A glittering wheel depicts a variety of symbols. The wheel is on a stand with an arrow overhead and can be spun.
paint, pencil, glitter, collage, and mixed media on MDF
(h) 31 x (w) 22 x (d) 14.5 in.


Round object with petals depicts various lotería (Mexican bingo) playing cards
paint, collage, and mixed media
(h) 22 in. x (w) 22 in.

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Out of Reach
Glittering medicine cabinet depicts candy land fantasy scene. Inside the cabinet are candies in colorful pill bottles.
paint, glitter, candy, prescription bottles, and mixed media on medicine cabinet
(h) 23.75 x (w) 15.75 x (d) 3 in.


Tell Me The Whole Story
Framed sheet of galvanized steel holds various pictures, letters, and other teenage ephemera
photography, collage, and paint on galvanized steel
(h) 60 x (w) 60 in.

"Tell Me The Whole Story" expresses the coming-of-age narrative of a group of teenagers while confronting a fetishized attitude towards youth culture. Photographs, letters, and collaged imagery are attached to a painted sheet of galvanized steel via neodymium magnets. Viewers were invited to handle and explore the components of the piece. By encouraging viewer participation, the audience is drawn into the private lives of these characters.

Drug Mandala
A mandala is displayed horizontally on top of a pedestal
paint, vials, candy, baggies, pills, and mixed media on panel
(h) 24 x (w) 24 in.


“Drug Mandala” plays upon the concept of the mandala— the representation of the universe in Buddhist and Hindu thought. In this Westernized interpretation, the mandala has been reworked into a colorful, board game-like display. A closer inspection of the geometric figures alludes to the presence of drugs— both illicit and pharmaceutical— saturated throughout the piece. “Drug Mandala” calls to attention the abundance of chemical worship in modern American society.