Paint your life with Happiness
Inspired by the beauty of Mexican culture, I create happy, bright and colorful art with Tapestry Crochet.
I was born in Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of four. I love learning about various topics such as Nahuatl, astronomy, pharmacology, crafts etc. I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistryat UCSD and a Doctorate of Pharmacy at UCSF. My educational experiences were instrumental in forming my identity. My involvement in Ballet Folklorico, Aztec Dancing, MEChA, OASIS and Ethnic Studies courses in college consolidated my identity and have served as fountains of my artistic inspiration.
Ever since I started crocheting in 2010, I have been addicted to the repetitive, calming and creative nature of this art . I learned to crochet from my mother and also learned a great deal from books and videos. Through experimentation, I have created my own crochet techniques that allow me to create works of art. I love Tapestry Crochet because I can materialize my creative visions and show others a new perspective on the potential of crochet.
My artworks have garnered positive attention, recognition and awesome opportunities. Remezcla.com and Vogue Knitting magazine published articles about me and my work in 2014. In 2016, I received the Functional Fiber Art Award in the Los Angeles Quiltshow and Fiber Fest. Dolores Huerta, who is a prominent civil rights leader, wore one of my pieces as the Grand Marshall during the SF Carnaval Festival 2016. In March 2017, I had my first solo art exhibition at El Comalito Collective Cultural Arts Center.