Some people have compared the Klan images to ecclesiastical figures.
One of the things that I am happy about in my life as an artist is that I am not considered a Hispanic artist.
Oftentimes we love the thing we hate and vice versa.
I like to believe that rather than destroy icons, I make new ones.
As a former Catholic, and as someone who even today is not opposed to being called a Christian, I felt I had every right to use the symbols of the Church and resented being told not to.
I am an artist first and a photographer second.
My work is intensely personal.
I have always felt that I am the sum total of my parts.
I have never voted in my life.
My work has social implications, it functions in a social arena.
An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine.
Being born, especially being born a person of color, is a political act in itself.
In my work, I explore my own Catholic obsessions.
My use of the medium - photography - is in some ways traditional.
I am drawn to Christ but I have real problems with the Catholic Church.
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