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-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
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
Self Portrait-Brick Building, Happy, Texas
Dominican-American, Dallas, Texas
Self Portrait with Jesus Truck, Route 66, Texas