Americana: Portraits with Flags
       
     
  Self Portrait-Chinese Restaurant, Black Belt, Alabama
       
     
  Self Portrait-Guns, Knives, Ammo and Flowers, Claude, Texas
       
     
  Self Portrait-Carriage, Opelika, Alabama
       
     
  Self Portrait-Dove, El Batey del Gato, Dominican Republic
       
     
  Self Portrait Laying- Opaleika, Alabama
       
     
  Self Portrait- Going out of Business, Black Belt, Alabama
       
     
  Self Portrait-Museum of East Alabama. Alabama
       
     
  Self Portrait with Do not Enter Sign, Opaleika, Alabama
       
     
  Self Portrait-Kitchen Floor, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
       
     
  Self Portrait-Motor Co., Jackson County, Mississippi
       
     
  Self Portrait-Metal Bed, Amarillo, Texas
       
     
  Self Portrait- Main Street, Black Belt, Alabama
       
     
  Self Portrait- Main Street, Opaleika, Alabama
       
     
  Self Portrait- with Star and Boat, Opaleika, Alabama
       
     
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  Self Portrait-El Parquesito, La Romans, Dominican Republic
       
     
  Self Portrait-Dallas Custom Shop, Dallas, Texas
       
     
  Self Portrait -Flag House, Washburn, Texas
       
     
  Self Portrait-Main Street, Alabama
       
     
  Self Portrait-Club GallÍstico, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.
       
     
  Self Portrait-Moose Wall, Sun, Louisiana
       
     
  Self Portrait in Abandoned Theater, Boys Ranch Texas
       
     
  Self portrait with Two Flags, Main Street, Amarillo, Texas
       
     
  Self Portrait, Main Street, Black Belt, Alabama
       
     
  Self Portrait-Club GallÍstico, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
       
     
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  Self Portrait-Brick Building, Happy, Texas
       
     
  Dominican-American, Dallas, Texas
       
     
  Self Portrait with Jesus Truck, Route 66, Texas
       
     
Americana: Portraits with Flags
       
     
Americana: Portraits with Flags

Self Portrait Closed Road, Amarillo, Texas.

Americana: Portraits with Flags, is an ongoing project that started in 2007 while traveling across the South and Midwest and in the Dominican Republic. In this work, I am appropriating the grand tradition of the Great American Road Trip: One in which the journey becomes the destination, an event that gets to be part of the American Collective Consciousness.

I have never been particularly engaged in using the landscape as a means of artistic expression, but I felt ironically connected to this landscape, and I knew then that I had to repeat this journey for a very long time. The unconscious fear I felt traveling through the South was subdue by disrupting the landscape of the unglamorized America, the one gone from the collective memory of our society and replaced by Norman Rockwell's single story.

  Self Portrait-Chinese Restaurant, Black Belt, Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait-Chinese Restaurant, Black Belt, Alabama

  Self Portrait-Guns, Knives, Ammo and Flowers, Claude, Texas
       
     

Self Portrait-Guns, Knives, Ammo and Flowers, Claude, Texas

  Self Portrait-Carriage, Opelika, Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait-Carriage, Opelika, Alabama

  Self Portrait-Dove, El Batey del Gato, Dominican Republic
       
     

Self Portrait-Dove, El Batey del Gato, Dominican Republic

  Self Portrait Laying- Opaleika, Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait Laying- Opaleika, Alabama

  Self Portrait- Going out of Business, Black Belt, Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait- Going out of Business, Black Belt, Alabama

  Self Portrait-Museum of East Alabama. Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait-Museum of East Alabama. Alabama

  Self Portrait with Do not Enter Sign, Opaleika, Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait with Do not Enter Sign, Opaleika, Alabama

  Self Portrait-Kitchen Floor, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
       
     

Self Portrait-Kitchen Floor, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

  Self Portrait-Motor Co., Jackson County, Mississippi
       
     

Self Portrait-Motor Co., Jackson County, Mississippi

  Self Portrait-Metal Bed, Amarillo, Texas
       
     

Self Portrait-Metal Bed, Amarillo, Texas

  Self Portrait- Main Street, Black Belt, Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait- Main Street, Black Belt, Alabama

  Self Portrait- Main Street, Opaleika, Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait- Main Street, Opaleika, Alabama

  Self Portrait- with Star and Boat, Opaleika, Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait- with Star and Boat, Opaleika, Alabama

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  Self Portrait-El Parquesito, La Romans, Dominican Republic
       
     

Self Portrait-El Parquesito, La Romans, Dominican Republic

  Self Portrait-Dallas Custom Shop, Dallas, Texas
       
     

Self Portrait-Dallas Custom Shop, Dallas, Texas

  Self Portrait -Flag House, Washburn, Texas
       
     

Self Portrait -Flag House, Washburn, Texas

  Self Portrait-Main Street, Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait-Main Street, Alabama

  Self Portrait-Club GallÍstico, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.
       
     

Self Portrait-Club GallÍstico, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.

  Self Portrait-Moose Wall, Sun, Louisiana
       
     

Self Portrait-Moose Wall, Sun, Louisiana

  Self Portrait in Abandoned Theater, Boys Ranch Texas
       
     

Self Portrait in Abandoned Theater, Boys Ranch Texas

  Self portrait with Two Flags, Main Street, Amarillo, Texas
       
     

Self portrait with Two Flags, Main Street, Amarillo, Texas

  Self Portrait, Main Street, Black Belt, Alabama
       
     

Self Portrait, Main Street, Black Belt, Alabama

  Self Portrait-Club GallÍstico, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
       
     

Self Portrait-Club GallÍstico, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

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  Self Portrait-Brick Building, Happy, Texas
       
     

Self Portrait-Brick Building, Happy, Texas

  Dominican-American, Dallas, Texas
       
     

Dominican-American, Dallas, Texas

  Self Portrait with Jesus Truck, Route 66, Texas
       
     

Self Portrait with Jesus Truck, Route 66, Texas