My work is inspired by a story of migration and daily life in places where I have lived in Venezuela and the United States. “How One Becomes What One Is?” is both a question and a statement that weaves together a body of work that draws on figurative and still life compositions to reflect my experience of home, family, and work. In these images, I represent people, rituals, and experiences that have shaped my life and identity. A group of single-object still lifes titled "Homemade Sculptures" specifically address what it feels like to create a home after many years of searching for one. Images of family members, ancestors and ghosts accompany a present that honors and wants to learn. Some of the family portraits refer to a distant time, a Venezuela of yesterday that today's nostalgia transfigures.