The works present at Alden Gallery are a continuation of themes from the series “Tranquilanda” and “Los Nuevos Guerreros” which explore issues of violence, hyper-masculinity, and my own cultural background and interests in: the human figure, early American Cartooning, Literature, and Japanese Samurai Prints. Set in the summer, the work centers on men represented as figures of authority, desert plants, religious icons, and those fantastical masked wrestlers that are synonymous with varying human emotions.