Every day that passes, I feel that my heart is torn a little more from my chest. Every day that passes is a day I spend far away from the ones I love, the ones that give life every little bit of meaning. With my work I want to emulate the physical separation from them and the absence of belonging. I do not feel I belong anywhere. There is always this feeling of having to accommodate my self to spaces, to others realities. I see my self-portraits as an exploration of the absence of belonging.
I became passionate about photography in 2009. Through experiments with my own body I intend to alter perceptions of everyday instances, spaces, objects, and create new narratives of the feminine. These self- portraits have given me the freedom to express myself more openly and directly; to explore how my gestures and expression might emulate how the Cuban, migrant woman and artist is represented today. The use of performance, photography and mixed media allows me to recreate moments of intensity. Sometimes I am looking to confront the viewer while maintaining and bring to light questions surrounding representation of the female form, what is made public and private, voyeurism, and wants and desires.