Portfolio > Los Locos Devices

No me Falles Vaca, Nos Falta Poco en Este Viaje! (Don’t Fail Me Cow, Our Journey is Coming to an End
Linocut
Print/Image size: 19-¾ in. x 29-¾ in. Paper size: 22 in. x 30 in.
2011
¿Me Voy o Me Quedo?(Should I stay or Should I Go?)
Linocut
Print/Image size: 15 in. x 22-¼ in. Paper size: 15 in. x 22-¼ in.
2016
La Dust Demonia (The Dust Devil)
Linocut
Print/Image size: 25-¼ in. x 16-¼ in. Paper size: 30 in. x 20-½ in.
2011
Asi Como Voy, Asi Llego(How I Go, I Arrive)
Linocut
Print/Image size: 29-¼ in. x 20 in. Paper size: 29-¼ in. x 20 in.
2016
Presumiendo la Bicicleta con Delantera de Guajolote  (Showing off the Bicycle with a Turkey Head Bumper)
Linocut
Print/Image size: 15 in. x 24 in. Paper size: 22 in. x 30 in.
2010
Paletero Desfilador (The Parade of the Popsicle Man )
Linocut
Print/Image size: 15-¼ in. x 25-½ in. Paper size: 22 in. x 30 in.
2010
Montando a la Escoba Voladora (Riding the flying broom)
Linocut
Print/Image size: 17 in. x 25-¾ in. Paper size: 22 in. x 30 in.
2010
Mira, ta’ que Vuela con Esas Pilas  (Look at that, looks like he’s going faster with those batteries)
Linocut
Print/Image size: 18-3/8 in. x 23 in. Paper size: 22 in. x 30 in.
2010
De Brinquito a Brinquito Hago Mi Caminito  (From one hop to another, I make my own path
Linocut
Print/Image size: 33 in. x 20 in. Paper size: 38 in. x 24 in.
2010
Bien Arreglada (All decked out)
Linocut
Print/Image size: 15-¼ in. x 25 in. Paper size: 22 in. x 30 in.
2010
Carruchas de Lujo (Luxurious Car)
Linocut
Print/Image size 12 in. x 38 in. Paper size: 15-¼ in. x 40-½ in.
2009

Series narrative description


I portray characters interacting with devices and vehicles that hope to make their journey more pleasurable and accessible, using a surrealistic approach.

These devices are customized for a purpose; giving a sense that the device will fall apart. The structure and mechanism of the devices are made from various objects, which are portrayed as fancy and useful. The customizations of these devices are composed of hybrid cultures of the Mexican-American border. The devices will be decorated with traditional imagery, food, objects, materials, banners with sayings, etc.

The customized devices’ structure will portray a perception of ramshackle, decked out or shabby appearance. These devices are created to facilitate the daily life, duties, responsibilities, obligations, and entertaining events of the operators. The devices show the ingenuity and capability of the characters and their will to survive. The intention is to make a social comment on a culture that frequently has to rely on their surroundings to survive. Furthermore, the goal is to portray the symbolism of these devices, which means a lot to each character. Above all, the devices portray the freedom, hope and style of the crafty owners, which will last forever.