Jacqueline Trujillo


My work is a personal narrative that attempts to expose the fallacy of memory, reveal the value of familiarity, confront uncanny recollection, and embrace nostalgia. I started recreating my childhood homes as an amalgamation of what I remembered it to look like, old pictures of what it looked like when we lived there and google maps street view of what it has become. These distinctions modified each house so that it wasn’t just my home anymore, but it could be and often was anyone’s idea of home. Even more, this wasn’t to highlight the ideal and dream houses for many, but to spotlight the traditional American house and the average family home. Through media manipulations and image distortions, abstractions, and reduction, what remains is recognizable color, fragmented detail, or structural context in which to build upon. The materials I use lend themselves to layering, flowing and recreations. The linoleum prints mirror the information causing a fault in recognition, and the layered images build something new as they fade, evolve and restructure. These techniques result in a fluid execution, and yet a solid result. The abstracted imagery alludes to unavoidable changes in a memory and the fallibility of recollection. Due to the precarious nature of memory, the result doesn’t intend to attain something that has faded, but rather it shows the forgotten aspects. I include what is remembered and expose what is not.

encaustic and mixed media, 11 by 14 inches

hand modified print, 16 by 20 inches

hand modified print, 16 by 20 inches