puertorrican painter

Creating Art with texture

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After creating artwork with figurative portraits, I’m back again at painting abstracts. This time playing with textures. I really liked doing this pieces, playing around with acrylic skins and textile.

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After I finishes the first piece, I noticed it had the same color scheme as the previous portrait I did. My mind is a sponge for sure.

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The second piece I did, I decided to add strips of fabric I had from another multimedia piece I will share with you soon. I have a time-lapse vide that I did so you can se my process. You can watch it below.

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This last piece reminds me of Las Salinas in Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico, a salt flat that forms a pretty pink lake. Is a great visit if you are in the island.

Can’t wait to create a bigger body of work with skins!!

Where was I and what am I doing next?

It has been more than 4 months since I have written words in this space. I have travel to Ecuador, Panamá, Turkey and back home to Puerto Rico. I saw a lot of color and I have much to paint inspired by it. I cant wait to show you photos of my travels and my creative process.

But for now, I will tell you about an art show I will be part of. Is called Pink Moon, a gallery showcase of Lakeland Women Artists & Musicians o April 19th! I will be showcasing my art piece “Diosas”.

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“Diosas”, Mix Media on Canvas.

A piece about the force of womanhood.  Every culture I know, had or has her powerful diosas.  One that is very special to me, from my dear Borikén, is Atabey, the supreme goddess of the Tainos.  She is the female entity who represents the Earth Spirit and the Spirit of all horizontal water, lakes, streams, the sea, and the marine tides.

In South America, the natives adored their Pachamama, known as the earth/time mother. In Inca mythology, Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains.  Believe me, I felt her force when I visited Ecuador. 

When I traveled to Turkey, I discovered Cybele, (KYBELE) the ancient Phrygian Mother of the Gods, a primal nature goddess worshipped with orgiastic rites in the mountains of central and western Anatolia.

What they all have in common? The force of Womanhood. 

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Come and see this piece in person. Join us at Artficat Studios for a night of art, live music, live art creation, local vendors, beer/wine, food, & an interactive FULL MOON RITUAL!  all possible because of Lakeland Woman Collective . DATE: April 19th, 6-9 PM, ADMISSION: $10, LOCATION: ARTifact Studios - 820 N. Massachusetts Avenue .

See you there!!!