Being exposed to both domestic violence and child abuse at a very early age, it is a theme that occasionally surfaces in my work. Unearthing buried memories and personal history through art is my own method of dealing with this reality. I recall clearly the first time I saw as a young student the Goya painting Saturno Devorando a Su Hijo. The image was both gristly, and hauntingly familiar.
I have been intrigued by this legend ever since, not only for its gruesome violence, but also for themes of personal reconciliation, rebirth and victory. It is through this project that I hope to reconcile my own experiences, and offer a way and means for others to do the same. Chasing Saturn examines my own family’s legacy of abuse, handed down from generation to generation.