Graduate student Raul Gonzalez has been a artistic mentor for me since I arrived at UTSA. His work immediatley caught my attention apon arrival at the art department. I noticed that he was one of the most prolific artist on the campus and was also able to talk to you about his work and make you understand his processes and applications. Being a admirer of minimal and abstract art left me in a shallow space since most of my peers do not care for or practice this way of art. I admire that he is always willing to talk to you about art and it's relevance to the world now and where he thinks it is going.