Alfonso el Arquitecto is a bilingual children's book that I wrote and illustrated. It is about a young boy who dreams of being an architect and creates fantastical drawings. I am in the process of looking for a publisher.
This poster of Ellen Ochoa is the first I have made for a project that focuses on Latin American women who have or are making important contributions to society. The series depicts the childhood passions or pursuits that led to the inspiring careers these women later chose.
Ellen Ochoa was the first hispanic woman astronaut to be selected by NASA in 1990 and is now the director of the Johnson Space Center.
This poster of Dolores Huerta is the second poster I have made for a project that focuses on Latin American women who have or are making important contributions to society. The poster shows Dolores Huerta as a young girl scout. Huerta credits the girl scouts with helping to instill in her the strong sense of public duty that has guided her through her years as a public advocate.
Since the 1950s, Dolores Huerta has been a labor leader and civil rights activist. She is the president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and the co-founder and Vice President of the United Farm Workers of America.
This poster of Susana Torre is the third poster I have made for a project that focuses on Latin American women who have or are making important contributions to society. The poster shows Susana Torre as a young girl making a little nest for birds. According to an interview for habiter autrement, building these nests for birds was one of her favorite games that she would play as a child.
Susana Torre is an Argentine-born American architect who has designed and built a variety of prominent spaces that range from her Ellis Island park proposal, to the Clark and Garvey houses in the Hamptons, to her Schermerhorn Hall renovation for Columbia University. She is known for having a strong theoretical background for each of her projects that takes into account the relationship of her buildings to their cultural and physical context. To learn more about her, please take a look at my blog.
This poster of Isabel Allende is the fourth poster I have made for a project that focuses on Latin American women who have or are making important contributions to society. The poster shows Isabel Allende as a young girl playing with puppets of Hamlet and Claudius. According to an essay she wrote in the book titled, Living With Shakespeare, she loved to create Shakespeare's characters on matchsticks to act out his tragedies. Even at a young age, she was enamored with his storytelling.
Isabel Allende is a Chilean-born writer who has written 18 works of fiction and 4 works of non-fiction. Two of her best known works are, House of the Spirits and Paula. She is known for weaving together her family history with the history of Chile and for portraying strong female characters. She continues to write and now lives in San Rafael, California.
Tea and Gifts
This series of illustrations was done as a wedding present for a friend.
This book cover is for a collection of poems, Por Ese Olor de Azucena, written by my Guatemalan grandmother. She is being included in a series of publications celebrating historical cultural icons in Guatemala.