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
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