I agree with Paul Strand who wrote "An artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep." It is not necessary to travel far to find interesting subjects. I enjoy shooting everyday places and objects that are transformed into abstract compositions by focusing on color, texture, and shape. We are suddenly aware of the gracefulness of a shadow or the beauty of a fire excape when we stop to look at our surroundings. For the "Abstract Portfolio", I shot scenes in extreme close-ups to draw the viewer in.
Agora Gallery wrote of my work "Jimenez' primary inspiration and the unwitting canvas for her compositions are urban landscapes. Walls provide flat expanses of colors - whites, ochres, vivid brick red - and the walls and their angles, are bisected by windows and fire escapes, lamp posts and wires. The extraordinary qualities in ordinary things are revealed."