I am inspired by nostalgia. All my memories growing up have stayed with me for a long time and I think about them when I feel sad, anxious etc. They transport me back to good times, they are comforting. I want to be able to convey these emotions with my illustrations.
I believe my generation, those of us who had to leave our childhood country before we were adults, especially in the Hispanic community, are the bridge between our past and our future. We are stuck not belonging to one specific place and that can make you feel lonely. I want to create a community of people whose memories are similar to mine and be able to connect.