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.
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
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