ROAD TRIP SERIES
Road Trip is a fantasy narrative through surreal landscapes based on photographs that I took on a recent road trip through the American West. After months of isolation due to the California lockdown, this trip was intended to clear my eyes, mind and soul. On my journey, I also found a world that has changed beyond recognition due to radical environmental perils. Lakes go dry from drought; hills are blackened after a fire, and the earth experiences loss. At the core of my work is a deep search to find a new place in the world to call home and to regain a sense of belonging in the midst of global catastrophes, environmental disasters, a pandemic, and the omnipresent evil of racial discrimination. This impulse stems from my own immigration story moving from South America to the US in the 1990’s and the sense of displacement that I felt.