Joey Gonzales

18, Chumash, Tataviam, Mexican

Being creative to me means telling a story through my art. My art tells the story of my cultural identity as a Native/Mexican indigenous person.Every piece in this art has a meaning from the serape,medicine wheel, sage, the color orange for the every child matters movement, the blue on the blanket I am wearing representing water to the jewelry I am wearing with the color red to represent MMIW, each and every piece has a meaning to my indigenous identity. I even added affirmations on the border of my art so whoever sees my art speaks those affirmations into themselves.