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.
Lygia Pape was a Brazilian artist. She was active during the Concrete and Neo-Concrete Movement from the 1950s and 1960s in Rio de Janeiro and is known for her experimentation and use of a great variety of media and forms. She worked with sculpture, engraving, and filmmaking. Some of the themes Pape works with are critical metaphors against the government, psychological life, geometry and often aimed to involve the participation of the viewer. Pape’s exhibit at the Met Breuer
The Pipilotti Rist video exhibit "Open my Glades (Flatten)" at Time Square, as part of the the Midnight Moments project, is a multichannel mega video installation in one of the most commercial, crowded, and overwhelming area not just in the city, but in the world. I personally felt an overwhelming confusion, despite the unnatural emptiness of Time Sq at that hour. I couldn't decide what screen to look at and I felt the pressure that I only had three minutes before the moment
For a photography project I began developing I planned to visit the Museum of the City of New York, but fell ill and was unable to go. I looked at the exhibition "South Bronx" by Mel Rosenthal and was inspired to research his work. Photographer Mel Rosenthal was born in the South Bronx and grew up in the 40's and 50's. He began documentary photographs while working in Brazil and developed a passion that led him to photographing his native home, the South Bronx. His work deals