Lazos De Sangre
This series reflects aspects of my Latina identity and self perception. I use embroidery, screen printing, original photography, painting, transfers and many other media to create these pieces. The lace patterns, maps, and other recurring symbols are borrowed from both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Carrying both backgrounds in my blood and being the second generation in my family to have been raised in the United States, I feel there is a tenuous relationship between my American identity and my Latino upbringing. Some of the symbols I use reference the complicated relationship both islands have with the States and how this might be parallel, however loosely, to my personal feelings of confusion, loss, and estrangement from my heritage. Due to the nature of this project, I will be continuously updating and adding text to completed pieces.
Mi Familia: An art book meditating on my family
This is a book version of the Lazos de Sangre Series that is viewed within Ofrenda Rosada.