By investigating language on a meta-level, Cahuenga-Alvarado tries to grasp language.
Transformed into art, language becomes an ornament. At that moment, lots of ambiguities and indistinctnesses, which are inherent to the phenomenon, come to the surface. Ooooh, shiny!
Her mixed media artworks are an investigation into representations of (seemingly) concrete ages and situations as well as depictions and ideas of the Latin@ that can only be realized in mixed media art.
The lithe Vivacious Miss Audacious shows off her mad hula hoop skillz while wearing Catrina Calavera makeup (and getting undressed) in a performance piece called Caliente! – Un Burlesco Latino – “Dia de los Muertos.” She makes naughty look so nice.