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The artist writes "In this essay I discuss my experiences in Kalamazoo College. These experiences led to my exploration in abstract painting with acrylic paint and nontraditional tools, such as spoons and a putty knife on found objects. In my series I explore process and its correlation to my experiences of homesickness, depression, home pressures, confrontation of language, space and body and identity in myself and the latinx community. The deciphering and discovering of my work was influenced by Gloria Anzaldúa’s text Borderlands, Klayvaughn Williams’s SIP, Theodore Adorno theory of nonidentity, Ariana Brown’s essay, and casta paintings. My work resulted in two things: first, the creation of space and reclaiming of identity and body for latinx students and myself and two, the difficulties in searching for a term or concept to define oneself without it limiting or oppressing."