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.
The initial impetus for my second studio project was the essay on Mierle Laderman Ukeles by Robert C. Morgan about her work with New York City’s sanitation department, Touch Sanitation. Her work encompasses some of the themes I hope to work with in my future, community, social work, and exploration of how “art” does not have an unchanging definition. With this project, I want to demonstrate “education” as a definition for art. When one considers the institution of education t