One of four paintings exhibited at the ESP Gallery in Chelsea, NY for the Public Service Artists Guild group show “Dress Rehearsal”, March 2019.
This piece reflects on the cyclical nature of the universe, of the passing of knowledge through generations, and the growth that is nurtured by death. “Modern physics had shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter”. -#FritjofCapra
Acrylic, metallic sharpie, and dried flowers on on tag board
This piece is inspired by an amazing artist and sculptress @laetitiaky. Her art, all at once playful, intimate, and powerful, continues to inspire me and warm my heart. This image is based on her own self portrait photography and incorporates added elements of nature and femininity. Check out her work and follow her!
Exhibited at the Public Service Artist Guild group show, “Dress Rehearsal” at the ESP Gallery in Chelsea, March 2019
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36
A reflection on relationships, symbiotic and exploitive, between north and south, masculine and feminine, western and indigenous, consumerism and nature, eagle and condor, earth and sky, water and earth, the heart and the mind, parasite and host.
“Cuando el Águila del Norte
vuele con el Cóndor del Sur,
el espíritu de la tierra
volverá a despertar”
Exhibited at “Mujer: Inmigración y Progreso” at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center on Sept. 5, 2018, and also at the ESP Gallery in Chelsea for the Public Service Artists Guild group show “Dress Rehearsal” on March 14, 2019.
Acrylic on canvas
Exhibited at the “Mujer: Inmigración y Progreso” show at the Julia de Burgos Cultural on Sept. 5, 2018
Mural for Winia Nunkar, Hotel Mi Tierra in Zamora, Ecuador
Inspire Change Festival 2018
My piece for the #lamarchademayo fundraiser at Culture Chaos on April 9, 2017.
This piece reflects on borders, the scars of history, and what they mean, who makes them, how they affect us all as human beings, particularly the men, women, and children that cross them "illegally", becoming invisible citizens, supporting an economy and contributing culturally and laborally to a country that doesn't recognize their existence except to criminalize them.
Painted in collaboration with Danielle Mastrion in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador for Fiesta de Colores, 2017
Painted for the Young New Yorkers Silent Auction The Resplendent quetzal, a sacred Central American bird known for its beautiful plumage, is a symbol of freedom due to it's inability to survive in captivity and will commit suicide or die of sadness upon being caged. Kalief Browder, a tragic example of our failed judicial system, was arrested at 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack, was charged as an adult and spent three years in Rikers Island awaiting trial. His case was eventually dismissed and he was released, but the mental and physical trauma that he endured while in prison, where he spent the majority of his time in solitary confinement, was irreparable and he committed suicide two years later at the age of 22. There is no justice in a system that is designed to capture and cage the innocent until they are proven guilty, and only the wealthy can afford to buy their freedom in the meantime. There is no security in a society where incarceration is valued over rehabilitation, where the systems that are put in place to protect us are the very systems that pursue, persecute, and punish without impunity. And there is no efficiency in a legal system that is so back logged with cases that an innocent young man can spend three of his most formative years in the mentally debilitating isolation of solitary confinement waiting for justice. #justiceforkalief#kaliefbrowder#youngnewyorkers
Penkér Pujústin/ el Buen Vivir
El Sueño de Soñia
A study of death, grief, and mourning rituals. This painting is based on a cabinet card of a deceased little girl in Wisconsin, circa 1895, from "Beyond the Dark Veil", a collection of post-mortem and mourning photography from the Thanatos Archive.
Acrylic on paper
11 x 15
Tzanka Refugio Ecológico
Warmi, warrior, wanderer, wise beyond her years <3
Acrylic on paper
11 x 15
Audubon Mural Project
Audubon Mural Project, Harlem, NYC - 2016
“Pachamamandala” - Paracas Packpackers in Paracas, Peru - 2016
"Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else" - Leonardo DaVinci
Painted for Fiesta de Colores in Briceño, Ecuador as part of the rebuilding effort after the 2016 earthquake.
The medusa: Don’t be fooled by her beauty… she’s lethal
Spread Your Wings
San Vicente Festival de Arte
Painted for San Vicente Festival de Arte in San Vicente, Ecuador
Under the Sea
Art Basel Miami
Centre-fuge Public Art Project - New York, NY, 2015
My piece for the Fundraiser de Colores silent auction, titled " La Ofrenda", a love story and a cross hatching of some ideas that have been on my mind lately.
An offering of flowers, sometimes an apology, a prayer, or a show of love and adoration. The Andean Condor, one of the largest birds of flight in the world, a representation of feminine energy, and a symbol of indigenous peoples and their connection with the natural world. According to the ancient prophecy of the eagle and the condor, we have lost balance between people and nature, between men and women, between races and nations. We have forgotten our vows and have stopped honouring and respecting our sacred union. We have put dynamite in the mountains and oil in the water, we have raped and murdered women and taught our children to fight one another, and we have abandoned our countrymen when they need it most... It's time to come down off the back of the bull, unbind and fly together on the sane path once again.
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24
A commentary on the history of the United States and what it was built on.
Latex on drywall
5' x 3’
EBC Highschool for Public Service
There is a Rose...
Welling Court Mural Project
The pink/purple elephant in the room… lets talk about it.
Painted for Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens. 2015