ABOUT M E
Welcome to my page and shop!
My name is Cristal (pronounced: CREE-stahl).
My pronouns are she and they.
I am a self-taught artist from the SF Bay Area.
I was born and raised here my whole life. I self-identify as Chicana.
Juan Bruce-Novoa so eloquently defined the "Chicanx" experience as follows:
"a Chicanx lives in the space between the hyphen in Mexican-American."
I love this quote because I imagine a lot of people
from various backgrounds and identities can also relate to
the vastness and diversity
that exists between the hyphen.
A lot of my art work reflects my own experiences of
living in the space between the hyphen.
At first glance, it may seem like a small space
but to me that space is very
big and colorful.
I like to make things that people can use in their
everyday lives with their family and friends.
I also like when art can be interactive and start conversations.
And I hope my art can do that for you as well.