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Cesar Chavez and United Farm Workers

During the pandemic, I have been thinking a lot about essential workers and those still in the fields working to feed America. This series is an ode to them.

Portrait of Cesar Chavez
Cesar
Chavez
Si Se Puede
Huelga
Still Life de Los Campesinos
Gold Still Life de Los Campesinos
Orange Uvas de la Ira
Yellow Uvas de la Ira
Bronze Uvas de la Ira
Pink Uvas de la Ira
Drippy Uvas de la Ira
Blue Uvas de la Ira
Blood, Sweat and Pears
Green Pear
Pink Pear
They Call Us Essential
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Magripplethorpe Series

My love of surreal art  led me to the works of René Magritte while my admiration for queer artists led me to Robert Mapplethorpe. With my continued interest in street art and pop art, I created the following mash-ups.  I was thinking of the Mapplethorpe obscenity trials, pornography vs art, surrealism and race.

Treachery of Erections
Magique de la Bite 1
Magique de la Bite 2
Silenced and Fetishized Green
Silenced and Fetishized Blue
Silenced and Fetishized Orange
Silenced and Fetishized Yellow
Silenced and Fetishized Purple
Silenced and Fetishized Pink
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Willfull Ignorance

Inspired by a Guy Bourdin surreal photo, I created a stencil design in response to those who refuse to educate themselves on race and equity issues.

Willful Ignorance
Willful Ignorance Sunrise
Willful Ignorance Twilight
Willful Ignorance Matrix
Willful Ignorance Intersection
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Your Portrait As

This series started many years ago as I investigated more ideas around drag and gender. It's an opportunity for the viewer to imagine their face on some of my favorite pop artists, maybe some of yours too.

Your Portrait as Frida
Your Portrait as Frida Coatlicue
Your Portrait as Andy
Your Portrait as Selena
Your Portrait as Grace
Your Portrait as Sufjan
Your Portrait as Pet Shop Boys
Your Portrait as David
Your Portrait as Amy
Your Portrait as Morrissey
Your Portrait as Baby Jane
Your Portrait as Keith
Your Portrait as Marsha P.
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Some other works...
Cock Fight
Keith on a Skateboard
Skateboard 1
Skateboard 2
Wash Up Dirty Whore
Roxsana
Boy in Detention
Stay Gold
Resist
Clown
Not Kosher
Portrait of Andy with Skull
La Calavera Pink
La Calavera Green
Multi-ethnic Madonnas
Self Portrait as Zapata
Self-Portrait as Pinata
Self-Portrait as Juan Diego as Marilyn
Something I Ate (Self-Portrait)
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#Gayphace

This is an instagram series, manipulating my face onto some of my favorite people.  With this I explore ideas of gender, representation and drag.

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