El Momento del PARE 2021
In spring of 2021, the government of Puerto Rico declared a State of Emergency over the issue of gender violence here on the island. They have put together a committee to raise awareness and provide resources for this problem that is devastating the island. You can read the facts and get the help you need here: https://parelaviolencia.pr.gov/
This mural was commissioned by the committee and can be seen at the Mall of San Juan. The color of the domestic violence movement is purple, and the pink references the "pink alert" to help find and protect women from being harmed or murdered by their partners. This was signed into law in 2019, but not utilized until 2021. Her golden shadow is a common theme in my work, symbolizing her power and connection to the divine.
The words are either coming from her mouth, or entering into her mouth, depending on how you see it. My hope is that a woman in need will read these words and find the courage to get out and get help.
Augmented Reality Filter
This mural has an AR filter on Instagram. Click here to see the mural come to life (only for mobile). The microaggressions fall behind her like rain. These are phrases that are subtle yet powerful. Domestic abuse never begins with violence. If we can all recognize these sooner and become aware that this is not normal, then maybe we can walk away or have conversations before the relationships turn to violence.
Caleidescopio Mural 2021
My first augmented reality mural! This mural is located in Ciudad Nueva, Santo Domingo, DR. When you look at the mural through the filter I created on instagram, the mural comes to life. This mural is a painting of my niece, my muse, little Mili. I like the think of it as seeing the world through her eyes. When you see the world like a child, you rid yourself of all the stories and drama. Things just are what they are. I hope one day to become childlike again and see the world with fresh eyes. Below is a video of the augmetned reality aspect of the piece, but you can try it yourself by looking at the photo above through this filter.
Carolina del Principe Mural 2019
This space is going to be a yoga retreat - the wall around the mural will be repaired and painted white. Then it will be surrounded by all kinds of beautiful plants and flowers. The Sanskrit is the second yoga sutra which says “the restraint of the mental modifications of the mind-stuff is yoga.” The floor in front will also be redone as a wooden platform on which to practice yoga. Painted in 2019 with acrylic paint.
Finca Carolina Mural 2019
This mural is located outside a small pueblo called Filandia in Colombia. The mural reflects the fauna and flora of the beautiful surroundings. The bird painted here is called el barranquero and the butterfly is nicknamed 89/98. Painted in 2019 with acrylic paint.