Most of Christina Villamor's neon pieces started from simple line drawings of hers. Inspired by the neon culture from her hometown, the Miami-native took a workshop on how to make them and now has nearly a dozen pieces.
At the time of this photoshoot, Christina Villamor had been living in this studio space for six months now. Beforehand she was working out of a day space in a nearby unit, while living elsewhere.
The Cuban-American moved from Miami to Los Angeles four years ago. She works with neon, photographs, light boxes, plexiglass, paper cut-outs, sand, styrofoam and objects she finds.
Christina Villamor in her live-work space. At the time of this photoshoot, she had recently moved in.
Scraps of paper on her studio floor.
Christina Villamor made these cut-outs and will use them to create a garment.
A first-generation Cuban-American, Christina Villamor is interested in Cuban culture within the United States. The images on the wall are the start of a piece related to Santeria, a religion practiced in Cuba.