Another Diamond in the ruff is Giovanni Valderas. He is also working on his first year of his MFA at UNT. He is very ambitious in scale and he is treading skillfully in very dangerous waters of his personal life. Extremely personal work can have great success or come crashing down in a spectacular failure. Valderas has the bravery to press through his personal issues without forcing the viewer to read his story his way. Thus the narrative is open and fluid, but one can tell that there is narrative of a personal nature, but it is not necessary to understand that personal story. He is still working out the kinks and learning new techniques, but I think he is one a good path that will lead him down a good road. Keep making tons of work Valderas and you will make the important breakthroughs.