I create fabric mural pieces that illustrate how I visualize relationships and phenomena that occur in the natural world, and I draw from the unique imaginative aspects of folklore and storytelling. I design the characters and environments in order to instill a childlike sense of joy and curiosity. I appreciate the playful ‘craft’ element of the fleece, felt, and decorative fabrics that I use - the works are sculptural, made up of layered fabric pieces that have been decorated and create a more immersive experience. The vibrant colors and characters are inspired by the south central folk art I grew up with, where bright colors and patterns celebrate the vibrancy of Mexican-American and African culture. I incorporate these elements into my work in order to create murals that are visually and conceptually engaging.