| Much of my work is a reflection regarding the impact of HIV/AIDS
in an individual, as well as on a social level. Art has provided
the outlet to express emotions and ideas condemned, otherwise,
to useless silence. Art is the language that allows me to engage
in a dialogue with my reality, and that of many others who share
the same faith. The creative process has given me the opportunity
to endure and understand a reality that seems sometimes senseless,
and to find beauty in it.
I am far from complaining about this reality. As it turns
out, I think the experience has been invaluable. Many of us have
encountered a well of resources we did not know we had. The expectations
have changed one too many times. When I look at my work, what
I see is the nakedness -- physical and spiritual -- of our Selves.
I observe the contradiction between death and survival, and experience
the fear of the inevitable reality of dying, and the incomparable
joy of living.