1996- After 3 years in Los Angeles, I was becoming comfortable with my evolving style. I style was developing a consistent process. I was painting images about Los Angeles, family, education, history and politics. I had a vocabulary and my characters were becoming regular fixtures in my work. My work was now becoming recognizable. As far as my landscapes, I was looking for those neglected places of beauty. My figurative work emphasized the important role women played as mothers, leaders and visionaries. I continued to sample images from history and culture, focusing on the important role calaveras played in forming an iconography for Chicano Art.