This symbol, which is a blend of indigenous Taino imagery from the Dominican Republic and Ancient Etruscan references from Rome, is a symbol I developed to represent my work and identity. It features Atabey, the Taino goddess of fertility and the earth, the Taino symbol of the sun and Etruscan concentric circles, olive leaves, and the colors on the Italian flag and the Dominican flag.
Based off of a sketchbook doodle and rendered digitally.
An initial studio project while at Parson's Paris lead me to be curious about the differences between the internet from an American Perspective vs a French perspective. Having been in France for a month and witnessed particularities with French youth, the daily news, the internet, slang, etc. I was curious about a French internet "subculture" that I could possibly tap into. (Think "Black twitter" but en Français). Of course, I was naive in thinking I could tap into this inter