For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with understanding who I am. What makes me is something I try to make sense of through art. When I started working on this my graduation show, the idea behind it was to make a portrait of the Mexico I know, but when the pandemic hit, I found myself locked down at home, completely alone in a new country for the first time. This led me to question my existence and the belief systems I espoused and prompted me to try to understand myself better in the context of a foreign culture. As a result, the concept behind the show evolved from being about the Mexico I know to exploring who I am and how my upbringing has shaped my art and trying to make sense of my existence.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Art
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Trinidad, Jaime, "Yo, Mi Persona y México" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 8955.
art, self-portrait, Mexico, 3D scanning, 3D printing, black, gold leaf, chrome, sculpture, Aztec, pre-Columbian, lucha libre, contemporary art