Raised Ranchy is an ode to the influence of place, family, and cultural heritage on the artist’s work. Iconic characters of Southwest Texas appear throughout the selected body of work, such as roadrunners, horses, goats, and mesquite. Each element of the landscape holds a personal memory of the artist’s early life, evidenced through photo realistic depictions of plants and animals that symbolize concepts beyond aesthetic value. Baby Leche, for instance, is not a mere horse study, but rather a portrait of a friend of the artist–the horse she began riding before she could walk. He spent countless hours carrying her across the pastures of her home and competed in rodeos from youth playdays in Quemado to state finals in Gonzales. Each work in the exhibition bears a similar story of significance to the artist, granting viewers insight into the origins of her artistic motivations and inspirations.