"My recent paintings are a survey of people and events that have shaped my life and identity. They reference the years that preceded my birth, my childhood in Venezuela, and my life as an adult in the United States. My work provides tentative answers to the question: how does one become what one is? Some of the images that I create are from a time that I never knew, of a Venezuela of yesterday, of my parents growing up in a family not yet dispersed as a result of the dictatorship. Other images are inspired by my memories and moments of the present, specifically my experience of marriage and work in the U.S"