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.
Music is cathartic. Here is an ongoing (slow but hopefully steady) list of album artwork and music that inspires me daily. ~ IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER ~ #music #Albumartwork #inspiration #psychedelic #color
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
Easy to say that my hunger for music has been quite satisfied recently. A recap of last year in music (thanks to Spotify’s fun “Wrapped” feature) shows I was very big into Indie R&B in 2017. What is this category and who was I listening to?? Along with a very interesting year of streaming I was able to catch a few of my favorite musicians live while discovering a few new ones along the way (Oh yea, hey Yaeji, hey what’s up). Early in the year I walked over to Webster Hall aft
For Black history month I attended the opening night of the Bronx Rising! Black History Month Double-Header: Afro-Latino Identities at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in the South Bronx. This event, which I found through the wonderful City Lore website, was a beautiful celebration and discussion about afro-latinx identities and music. It was a pleasure to see the documentary "Nana Dijo: Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness" by artist Bocafloja. His documentary dealt
In response to my studies of semiotics and signs, I developed a concept that revolved around using music as a drawing medium. The final form of the sculpture changed but the concept/question remained the same throughout: How can music create an image without needing the intervention of the "artist's hand," and how do the drawing produced become signifiers for the songs that created them? Experimentation began with finding the right materials and testing out my ideas. The form