Metamorphosis Of An Immigrant

The Metamorphosis of an Immigrant is a series of pieces that revolve around the spiritual, emotional, and physical journey of immigration. The narrative of the issue is often told from the perspective of the native born people, of deciding between accepting immigrants or deporting them. My work aims to tell the story from the immigrant perspective. It explains the reasoning of why people immigrate, what effects immigration has on the person, the sacrifices made to be able to immigrate, and the overall metamorphosis of changes one goes through as an immigrant.

"Embedded heritage"
"Stained since birth"
"Stained since birth"
•beaner•
•beaner•
•beaner•
"la maleta" (the suitcase)
"Maria"
"Maria"
"Maria"
"the power of knowledge"
"the power of knowledge"
"We The People"
"We The People"
Betsy Ross sewing flag, 1792
“Trump’s America”
"Mojados" (wetbacks)
"Mojados" (wetbacks)
"Mojados" (wetbacks)
“Con alas, sin vuelo”
“Con alas, sin vuelo”
⛓"Detenidos"⛓
"the things we bring"
"the things we bring"
"the things we bring"
"The Voices of Immigration"
"The Voices of Immigration"
"The Voices of Immigration"
"These wings are heavy, yet we rise"
"These wings are heavy, yet we rise"
“the metamorphosis of an immigrant”
“the metamorphosis of an immigrant”
“the metamorphosis of an immigrant”
"M A R I A"
"double identidad"
“Pray the gay way”
"Soñadores atados"
"Soñadores atados"
A B U E L A
Coloring Book
Coloring Book
Coloring Book
Coloring Book
Coloring Book
Coloring Book
"Brown is Beautiful"
"Brown is Beautiful"
"Brown is Beautiful"
"La vieja" (the elder)
"La vieja" (the elder)
"La vieja" (the elder)
"posters against stereotypes"
"posters against stereotypes"
"posters against stereotypes"
"box of my spirit"
"amor a la tierra"
"rattles and street battles"
"rattles and street battles"
"rattles and street battles"
"rattles and street battles"
"rattles and street battles"
"Pies para que los quiero?
"abuelo"
"the equalizer"
M U J E R = P O D E R
M U J E R = P O D E R
M U J E R = P O D E R
✨"solo con tu mirada"✨
"mano trabajadora"
•E L M E R C A D O•
O V E R T H I N K
"respira"
"the cliche sunset"
"natural"
"2"
E Q U A L
E Q U A L
"cloth"
"Natural energy"
“the metamorphosis of an immigrant”

The first stage is a dormant phase where one is inside the cocoon warm and safe in the state of conformity. In the second stage change starts to happen, and the layers of safety and the known start to break away and give way for evolution and transformation. And in the last stage the immigrant is fully immersed in the experience of becoming a new person; transformed, and in a new journey on the search for a better life. The butterfly is used to represent how natural and normal migration is.