"I Was a Water Baby" is an exhibition of a personal exploration focusing on Krisztina’s childhood memories spent around water in Venezuela and Texas. The work delves into both the nostalgia and significance of past experiences while touching on broader themes related to climate change and social shifts, such as changes in technology, urbanization, and evolving social values and norms. By examining her own childhood and its connection to water, Krisztina aims to draw attention to how the world has transformed, over time and the changes that have occurred in both the environment and society. Krisztina invites viewers to contemplate these changes, while acknowledging fundamental elements of childhood that have remained constant and are cherished by children across generations - emotional connections formed during childhood, the joy of play, and the sense of wonder in nature. Her reflection serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of preserving natural resources, and the urgency of addressing climate-related challenges for the sake of future generations. Through exploration of her childhood memories, Krisztina highlights the interconnectedness of individual experiences while inviting viewers to contemplate the value of preserving cherished childhood experiences, the need for better environmental stewardship, and the evolving nature of childhood itself in an ever-changing world.
The focus on an individual's unique mark highlights Krisztina’s belief in the importance of personal identity and artistic authenticity. Her description of her own mark as "happily quirky" implies a sense of joy and delight in her artistic process. Krisztina takes pleasure in embracing her artistic eccentricities and encourages others to do the same. This positive outlook on her artistic style adds a sense of playfulness and child-like quality to her work.