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
As part of my "NYC's Alternative Spaces" class for my cultural studies major, we visited the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Spaces (MoRUS) in the Lower East side. The museum, opened in 2012 in the store front of C-squat, a famous punk squat on Avenue C. The MoRUS exhibit presents a broad depiction of communities reclaiming public space in the city (Occupy Wall St., community gardens, bike lanes, etc.). MoRUS also shows the history of Squatters, or people who inhabited the abandone