‘Las Frutas’ is a series of paintings showcasing those who get judged solely based on their skin and who they are as a person despite that. The vibrant fruit backgrounds represent not only their culture but, the vibrancy of the subject themselves. These paintings are meant to have the viewer connect with the subject based on the vibe the portrait gives off. Whether that’s their boldness, their beauty, or their strength. To be able to connect and resonate with these subjects and realize how similar we all are despite where we come from. But to also celebrate where we do.