From the Nahuatl language of 16th-century Mexico, 'nepantla' refers to the confusing and anxious time that is suspended between a lost past and the present - a crossroad. The word references early colonization by the Spanish and the ensuing crossroads in which the native peoples found themselves, and the process of creating alternative spaces in which to live and create. It suggests an imaginary world of liminal space, where multiple forms of reality are viewed simultaneously. My interior spaces appear to be animated and inhabited, but belie lives of confusion and disorientation.
Doorways, windows, stairways… one crosses a threshold, but to where? Someone comes and goes, enters and exits, vanishes and appears. Similarly, light transforms into darkness, sunlight into shadows. Reality blurs into mystery. Colors transform. Shadows elongate. All is transformed.