Past.Present.Future utilizes the large-scale format of the mural to invoke an alternative landscape that pulls influences from pop-culture and street style. It’s almost as if Julia Arredondo has designed the background to a public stage where a passersby is able to interact with the pieces by use of photography and video.
Self-empowerment is a main focus of my work, specifically in the realm of publications and works on paper. Aspiring to be more like cartoon characters who suffer trauma but never seem to carry emotional baggage, I believe in the power of constructing positive present and future actions by taking sometimes traumatic past experiences and letting those memories work for me. I seek to empower myself and others in a way that let’s us confront oppressive experiences and turn them into badges of strength, humor, and grace.