"The book presents stories about generous, creative, and thrifty-minded individuals. The collection of stories is sketched from memory with an idea to reveal intimate connections between families and urban domestic experiences. I see the project as a marriage between traditional cookbooks and artists' portfolios about material culture." — Artist's statement.
"Trujillo's second large-format artist book, Trouble (2021) is a continuation of stories and images that bring the Chicano perspective of culture, family, and food to the table. Sketched from memory, the stories about youth grab on to singular moments when adolescent skill sets are just enough to skirt trouble. Set in 1970's Vallejo, California, Trujillo interweaves the culture of food with recipes and domestic lessons that form identity."--www.printedmatter.org