My father’s side of home

I covered the walls and floor of the room I was staying in at Mansion Magnolia with muslin fabric. Muslin fabric being a material that moves through economic classes in Mexico, artisanal and working class. I traced everything that was touching the walls and floor. I painted the fabric and it shrank. The shrinkage revealed to me that the work was about being derived from something but no longer fitting it, it visually captured my father’s experience of wanting to return to Mexico, doing so, and no longer fitting in. The work also resembled his early architectural in-plan drawings.

For the exhibition My father’s side of Home, I showed the muslin fabrics as they were, forming the room space that they were made in. In Los Angeles, this action is one that looks back upon my father’s experience. His architectural in-plan drawings, in reverse.