Cecilia Portal

Artist's Statement
Cecilia Portal, Photographer

My experience of being an immigrant has informed my artwork allowing me to explore my place in the world and reconstruct my identity as a Cuban expatriate, Mexican immigrant and Latina woman. I am constantly searching for a sense of place and belonging. I have learned people can migrate with you, but things must stay behind. This knowledge is reflected in my early work when I investigated the human experience and human forms. Today, I pursue specific conceptual ideas that live in my head for a sometime and later materialize as photographs. Art is where I take root, my home.