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"
"rattles and street battles"

She opens her innocent eyes for the first time, in a country that is ruled by fear. Her freedoms restricted by a regime of violent crime. Her parents dream of safety when they cross the frontier. The cherubic babe is not to blame for her luck, She did not choose to live next a drug lord. Now she hides in the back of a truck; trying to find a better future in the unexplored. What if you were that baby? What if you were in that crib?