puertorrican painter

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!!!

Getting back to drawings and lines

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I have being craving getting back to drawings lines constantly.  Don't get me wrong, I love my abstract and expressive art process, but sometimes making a mark, goes beyond the unrecognizable, and I like it.

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I find very important to feed our creative urges.  Feeding the need to draw lines gives me the opportunity not to get a creative block.  After making a body of work of large expressive abstract pieces, the lines and marks keeps me going on.  They are flowers, still life, even portraits that I'm making in to photographic experiments.

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Who knows what this lines will lead me to...I only know I need to make them and I will.

Have you ever wanted to make something that you are afraid of doing creativly?  What is stopping you?