My work consists mostly of oil paintings that I create through still-lifes of found objects. Since I was young I’ve always had the need to pick up anything off of the ground. These objects could be made from metal, crushed nails or screws, pop tabs, leaves or broken glass. These found items are put into my own collection at home in jars and color glasses on display. Not every object I look at starts with the found and discarded. Some of my paintings have objects that have been passed down to me and hold meaning to my heritage as both Native American and Hispanic.