Studio Artist Spotlight
Born in Oakland, CA,
is an American with Filipino heritage. She attended CSU San Francisco, and in 2001 she lived and studied in Madrid and Barcelona.
received a BFA in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach in 2007. Her studies included an intensive ceramics tour through Mainland China and Korea in 2007. She was awarded a CSULB Travel Scholarship for Art in 2008 and, traveled to Portugal to study traditional Portuguese tile making.
is currently installing her mural depicting the history of the port and San Pedro at the new opened Hey Rookie Pool.
design was chosen among many entries and given the commission to design fabricate and install her vision.
"When approaching this public project I drew on the traditions of European and Latin American ceramic tile murals. This tradition utilizes blue glazes on white tiles to depict people and scenes of historic importance. The mural tradition is widespread throughout Europe and Latin American, particularly visible in Portugal and Mexico. The tiles are decorative, historic, commemorative, and durable – lasting centuries.
I imagine a contemporary ceramic tile mural drawing on these traditions but also on our own local history to create a dynamic mural that portrays some of the elements and peoples of San Pedro’s history."
“Hey Rookie” Gaffey Street Pool Mural
Approx. 8’ x 30’
handmade hand painted ceramic tile